Definition of there wasn't a dry eye in the house in English:

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there wasn't a dry eye (in the house)

(With reference to a play, film, or similar event) everyone in the audience was moved to tears.
Example sentences
  • Jackie's beautiful cousin sang ‘Ring-a-ring-a-Rosie ‘and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
  • After the three children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia were all named Child of the Year, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
  • Perhaps the most moving moment was when Michael's boyfriend read out a little speech, and when he quoted a Dusty song at the end I'm sure there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
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