uncle

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the brother of your father or mother

a source of help and advice and encouragement

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In this case, there would have been no shame in the crew crying uncle and saving the home movies for another day.
"Buyers are crying uncle, not only because of the assortment issue, but because of a timing issue."
HONG KONG The Hong Kong Broadcast Authority is finally crying uncle, as the government is determined not to lose its place as a media center in the region due to its over-regulated environment.
He's clearly one of the intellectual uncles of the Tea Party movement, and that bunch clearly has many Republican politicians crying uncle. The problem for Paul is that many of his ideas have been appropriated by the kinds of mainstream Republicans who used to snort when he talked.
THE BEIGE BLITZ THAT HAS LEFT even undying loyalists of undyed looks crying uncle has given way to a darkening of the neutral palette with taupe and sage.