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English definition of “turn on the waterworks”

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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!
Translations of “turn on the waterworks”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指過分、不必要或假惺惺地)哭起來…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指过分、不必要或假惺惺地)哭起来…
(Definition of turn on the waterworks from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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