1. cry on
Today we are going to learn “cry on”. It means to cry before someone who is willing to listen to your problems and give you sympathy, emotional support, and encouragement.
(1). We’re in public. Don’t cry on me now.
(2). I wish you’d been here when my mother died and I needed a shoulder to cry on.
2. up front
Another phrase is “up front”. If a payment is made up front, it is made in advance and openly, so that the person being paid can see that the money is there.
A: We paid everything up front.
B: Good. We don’t want to be in debt.