gnashing of teeth

Hello Alan, Mister Micawber, Beeesneees, Mordant, Esl_Expert and other native English speakers,
gnashing of teeth
Fig. a show of anger or dismay. (Biblical: “weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth.”)

  • After a little gnashing of teeth and a few threats, the boss calmed down and became almost reasonable.

Do you use this phrase without “weeping, wailing, and”?

Yes, if I use it at all, I usually omit the weeping and the wailing.

Thank you, MM.