cry over spilled milk

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milk definition

  1. tv.
    to attempt to persuade an audience to laugh or applaud. : She went on milking the crowd for adulation long after they had demonstrated their appreciation.
  2. tv.
    to attempt to get recognition from an audience. : His performance was marred by an amateurish attempt to milk applause.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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