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Friday, July 28, 2017

To be a crybaby

Context #1

Steve: Man, our teacher gives us way too much homework. It's not fair.
Chris: Oh, it's not that much. Don't be a crybaby.

Context #2

Bethany: My little brother is such a crybaby.
Jody: My little brother is pretty tough. He never cries.
Bethany: My little brother cries over everything.

Meaning: "to be a cry baby" can be used for children or adults.  When used for children, it describes a child that cries a lot and even over small issues.  When used for adults, it describes someone who complains a lot, especially over little things. 

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