bring a tear to someone's eye

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: to make someone cry a little That song brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it.

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“Bring a tear to someone's eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring%20a%20tear%20to%20someone%27s%20eye. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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