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waterworks

noun [U] (CRYING)   /ˈwɔ·t̬ərˌwɜrks, ˈwɑt̬·ər-/ infml
crying : The show ended , and then the waterworks started . Whenever she gets frustrated or angry , she turns on the waterworks (= starts to cry ).
(Definition of waterworks noun (CRYING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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