a wet blanket


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a wet blanket

  (informal)
someone who does or says something that stops other people from enjoying themselves I don't want to be a wet blanket, but you really must play your music more quietly or you'll disturb the people next door.
See also: blanket, wet
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Miss McKenzie threw a wet blanket over Alan and she and her friend, Christine Marson, managed to get him outside where they rolled him in the wet grass.
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