blink back tears


variants or blink away 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.

Examples of blink back tears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prince William and Prince Harry, Kate and Meghan seemed to blink back tears before the monarch's coffin, which was draped with the Royal Standard and raised on a catafalque. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 14 Sep. 2022

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“Blink back tears.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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