a shoulder to cry on

someone who listens to you with sympathy when you talk about your problems

She was always a shoulder to cry on for her friends.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • shoulder\ to\ cry\ on — • shoulder to cry on • shoulder to lean on n. phr. A sympathetic person who is willing to listen to one s complaints and troubles. When Ken left her, Donna needed a shoulder to lean on, and Bob was right there to fill the role …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoulder to cry on — noun Someone offering emotional support to another in distress Ill be your shoulder to cry on …   Wiktionary

  • shoulder to cry on — or[to lean on] {n. phr.} A sympathetic person who is willing to listen to one s complaints and troubles. * /When Ken left her, Donna needed a shoulder to lean on, and Bob was right there to fill the role./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoulder to cry on — or[to lean on] {n. phr.} A sympathetic person who is willing to listen to one s complaints and troubles. * /When Ken left her, Donna needed a shoulder to lean on, and Bob was right there to fill the role./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoulder to cry on — listening ear, mental and/or emotional support …   English contemporary dictionary

  • a shoulder to cry on — A person to tell one s troubles to • • • Main Entry: ↑shoulder * * * someone who listens sympathetically to one s problems * * * a shoulder to cry on see ↑shoulder, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑cry a shoulder to cry on 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) shoulder to cry on — a shoulder to cry on phrase someone who listens to you with sympathy when you talk about your problems She was always a shoulder to cry on for her friends. Thesaurus: friends and acquaintancessynonym Main entry: shoulder * * * a shoulder to ˈcry… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) shoulder to cry on — someone who gives you sympathy when you are upset. My father had just died and I needed a shoulder to cry on …   New idioms dictionary

  • cry on someone's shoulder — cry on someone’s shoulder informal phrase to tell someone about all the things that are making you sad or upset. The person you are talking to is shoulder to cry on Any time you want to talk, or cry on my shoulder, I’m here. Thesaurus: to cry, or …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoulder\ to\ lean\ on — • shoulder to cry on • shoulder to lean on n. phr. A sympathetic person who is willing to listen to one s complaints and troubles. When Ken left her, Donna needed a shoulder to lean on, and Bob was right there to fill the role …   Словарь американских идиом

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