burst into tears

burst into tears & burst out crying
Fig. to begin to cry suddenly. •

After the last notes of her song, the audience burst into tears, such was its beauty and tenderness.

The children burst into tears on hearing of the death of their dog.

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{v. phr.} To suddenly start crying. * /Mary burst into tears when she heard that her brother was killed in a car accident./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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