tear-jerker


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tear-jerker

(ˈtɪəˌdʒɜːkə)
n
informal an excessively sentimental film, play, book, etc
Translations

tear-jerker

[ˈtɪəˌdʒɜːkəʳ] N (= film) → película f lacrimógena; (= play) → dramón m muy sentimental, obra f lacrimógena

tear-jerker

[ˈtɪəˌdʒɜːkəʳ] n (fam) the film/story is a real tear-jerkerè veramente un film/una storia strappalacrime
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The John Lewis Christmas advert is a real tear-jerker DISAPPOINTED in this one.
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WAITROSE is making a bid for the festive season's biggest commercial tear-jerker with an epic tale of a robin's homecoming to a UK garden and a crumb of mince pie.
Poor mum Moira found her in a tear-jerker of a scene - and it looks like she died of a heroin overdose.
The John Lewis Christmas advert is usually a tear-jerker and this year is no exception.
A TV insider said: "It is likely to be a real tear-jerker for her fans.
It begins with La Traviata, Verdi's tear-jerker, and continues on Wednesday with Manon Lescaut, in which Puccini charts Manon's rapid descent from innocent girl to criminal.
Now 52, it was Boyle's tear-jerker audition on Britain's Got Talent that threw her into the international limelight.
She produces cheesy tear-jerker TV serials and he is known for his intelligent cinema.
Summary: After a huge effort, the sequel to Raymond Briggs' The Snowman has been completed and it is set to be another tear-jerker.
The Willy Russell tear-jerker about twins separated at birth welcomes back Wet Wet Wet frontman turned West End star Marti Pellow, who appeared in the musical during a run at Sunderland Empire.
You might be in need of not one but two hankies to sit through this tear-jerker.