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dry one's eyes
- (idiomatic) To cease crying.
- 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
- "Be careful!" cried the green girl. "The tears will fall on your green silk gown and spot it."
- So Dorothy dried her eyes and said, "I suppose we must try it; but I am sure I do not want to kill anybody, even to see Aunt Em again."