Idiom of the Week: Tear-Jerker

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Meaning: Describing a movie, book, or TV show that makes the audience or reader cry.


Yeah, I saw that movie last week. It was a real tear-jerker.

They said it was going to be a tear-jerker but I actually thought it was kind of funny.

I saw someone on the plane crying as they were reading a book. It must have been a tear-jerker.


Pop Quiz:

What genre of movie would a tear-jerker most likely be?

A.  A comedy.

B.  A horror movie.

C.  A drama.

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The correct answer is C. A tear-jerker is a sad movie, although it might have moments that are funny or scary.

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