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English definition of “turn on the waterworks”

turn on the waterworks

old-fashioned disapproving
to start crying, especially too much or in a way that does not seem necessary or real: You can turn on the waterworks all you like - I'm not going to change my mind!
(Definition of turn on the waterworks from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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