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English slang for crocodile tears. Crying on request. This can be turned on and off like a proverbial waterworks (faucet, tap, sprinklers).

This offense is normally committed by chicks. Also seen from football soccer players when they're trying to con a referee.
She turned on the waterworks. Her moms was totally convinced.

Eg:2 After being dumped she turned on the waterworks, she didn't love him, it was the lifestyle that she craved.

Eg:3 Cristiano Ronaldo won a penalty for Real Madrid, as the referee aproached he turned on the waterworks, and immediately writhed in pain, and rolled for 3 spins. Miraculously, when it came to taking the penalty, he was ok.
by fr3kysnail January 28, 2012
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