cry for the moon

Definition of cry for the moon

British, informal

  1. :  to ask for something that is very difficult or impossible to get The striking workers say they just want to be paid what they're worth. They're not crying for the moon.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to utter loudly :  shout

    :  beg, beseech

    :  to proclaim publicly :  advertise

  1. :  an instance of crying: such as

    :  an inarticulate utterance of distress, rage, or pain

    :  outcry, clamor

moonplay
  1. :  the earth's natural satellite (see satellite 2a) that shines by the sun's reflected light, revolves about the earth from west to east in about 2912 days with reference to the sun or about 2713 days with reference to the stars, and has a diameter of 2160 miles (3475 kilometers), a mean distance from the earth of about 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers), and a mass about one eightieth that of the earth

    :  one complete moon cycle consisting of four phases (see 1phase 1)

    :  satellite

  1. :  to spend in idle reverie :  dream

    :  to expose one's naked buttocks to

    :  to spend time in idle reverie :  behave abstractedly


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