a crying need for something

an urgent need for something

There's a crying need for more investment in the health service.


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  • (a) crying need for something — a crying need for something phrase an urgent need for something There’s a crying need for more investment in the health service. Thesaurus: feelings of want and desiresynonym Main entry: crying …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) crying need (for something) — a crying ˈneed (for sth) idiom a great and urgent need for sth • There is a crying need for more funds. Main entry: ↑cryingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • crying need —    When there is a great lack of something which is urgently needed, there is a crying need for it.     Hospitals claim that there is a crying need for nurses …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cry out for something — ˌcry ˈout for sth derived (usually used in the progressive tenses) to need sth very much • The company is crying out for fresh new talent. Main entry: ↑cryderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • crying — [[t]kra͟ɪɪŋ[/t]] 1) PHRASE: v link PHR, PHR n If you say that there is a crying need for something, you mean that there is a very great need for it. There is a crying need for more magistrates from the ethnic minority communities. Syn: pressing… …   English dictionary

  • crying — cry|ing [ kraııŋ ] adjective a crying need for something an urgent need for something a crying shame used for emphasizing how bad or unfair something is: It s a crying shame the way they ve treated him! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crying — UK [ˈkraɪɪŋ] / US adjective a crying need for something a crying shame …   English dictionary

  • crying — cry|ing1 [ˈkraı ıŋ] adj 1.) it s a crying shame spoken used to say that something is very sad or upsetting ▪ It would be a crying shame if the village shop closed down. 2.) crying need for sth a serious need for something ▪ There is a crying need …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crying — adjective 1 a crying need for sth a serious need for something: There is a crying need for improvements to our public transport system. 2 it s a crying shame spoken used to say you are angry and upset about something: It s a crying shame the way… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • need — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 situation where sth is needed/necessary ADJECTIVE ▪ big (esp. AmE), considerable (esp. BrE), great, strong ▪ There is a great need for English language classes. ▪ special …   Collocations dictionary


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