a shoulder to cry on

idiom

1
: a person who gives sympathy and support
She's always been a sympathetic shoulder to cry on.
2
: sympathy and support
He offered me a shoulder to cry on when my husband left me.

Examples of a shoulder to cry on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the moon and Mercury harmonize, others seek you out as a shoulder to cry on. USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 Dayna showed her support by being a shoulder to cry on and comforting him. Nasha Smith, Peoplemag, 25 Apr. 2024 Read the full Capricorn Daily Horoscope Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) Need a shoulder to cry on? USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2024 The contestants and their tough-love mentors grow and change as each episode progresses, supporting, encouraging and offering a shoulder to cry on. Emily Smith, EW.com, 19 Oct. 2023 Vocalist Martin Johnson uses the middle of his range and offers fans a shoulder to cry on while simultaneously uplifting and reassuring them that better, less difficult times lie on the road ahead. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 28 Aug. 2023 Gina had always offered Paulina advice and a shoulder to cry on. The Foretold Team, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2023 One some days, Chanel Thomas was a shoulder to cry on. oregonlive, 16 June 2023 Thanks for always offering me a shoulder to cry on and a bad joke to laugh at. Maya Kachroo-Levine, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 2023

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“A shoulder to cry on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20shoulder%20to%20cry%20on. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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