Definition of “a shoulder to cry on” - English Dictionary

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“a shoulder to cry on” in British English

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a shoulder to cry on

C2 someone who is willing to listen to your problems and give you sympathy, emotional support, and encouragement:

I wish you'd been here when my mother died and I needed a shoulder to cry on.

(Definition of “a shoulder to cry on” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)