blink back tears

idiom
variants: or blink away tears

Definition of blink back tears

: to prevent oneself from crying or to make tears go away by blinking He blinked back (his) tears as he told us the bad news.

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“Blink back tears.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blink%20back%20tears. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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