end in tears


: to have an ending in which people are crying or unhappy
In our family, discussions about money always seem to end in tears.

Examples of end in tears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But just as fad dieters generally bulk up again, fad investments are more likely than not to end in tears — for everyone, that is, except their promoters. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2022 The current rally is validation for longtime crypto bulls, but also raises the question of whether, like last time, this will end in tears. David Z. Morris, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2020 Such approaches often end in tears. Malcolm Frank, Forbes, 4 May 2021 After all, a hike shouldn’t end in tears and a silent car ride home. Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2023 If the past is any guide, football diplomacy might only end in tears in a losing World Cup locker room, wondering what could have been. Sean Gregory, Time, 25 Nov. 2022 Affairs of the heart are messy, illicit and all too likely to end in tears. Malcolm Forbes, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2022 There’s still plenty of ways Biden the Builder's dreams could end in tears too. Benjy Sarlin, NBC News, 11 Aug. 2022 That tends to end in tears. Vulture, 9 Mar. 2022

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“End in tears.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20in%20tears. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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