Waterworks

Noun

  • (in the singular) any single facility, such as a filtration plant, within such a system
  • (in the singular) the water supply system of a town etc., including reservoirs, pumps and pipes
  • (informal, in the plural) the genitourinary system
  • (informal, in the plural) tears

    "She turned on the waterworks when we told her the old man was dead, but she was asking questions about the will soon enough."

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