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put the damper on (something)

To discourage or deter something; to make something less enjoyable, pleasant, or fun; to extinguish or lessen people's enthusiasm for something. (A less common variant of "put a damper on something.") The foul weather really put the damper on our picnic yesterday. Without question, this tax scandal has put the damper on the senator's likelihood of being re-elected. CDs quickly became the dominant format for music, but when digital formats arrived soon thereafter, it put the damper on CD sales just as quickly.
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put a damper on (something)

To discourage, inhibit, or deter something; to make something less enjoyable, pleasant, or fun; to have a subduing or deadening effect on something. The foul weather really put a damper on our picnic yesterday. Without question, this tax scandal has put a damper on the senator's likelihood of being re-elected. The construction happening near our building has really put a damper on sales this month.
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put a damper on something

Fig. to have a dulling or numbing influence on something. The bad news really put a damper on everything. The rainy weather put a damper on our picnic.
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put a damper on

Discourage, dishearten, deter, as in Grandpa's death put a damper on our Christmas holidays. This idiom employs the noun damper in the sense of "something that damps or depresses the spirits," a usage dating from the mid-1700s.
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put a damper on something

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put a dampener on something

BRITISH
COMMON If someone or something puts a damper on a situation, they stop it being as successful or as enjoyable as it could be. Unseasonably cool weather has put a damper on many plans for the day. Rooney's injury put a dampener on a fine victory for his team on Saturday. Note: This expression may refer to either of two meanings of `damper'. In a piano, a damper is a device which presses the strings and stops their sound. In a chimney, a damper is a movable metal plate which controls the amount of air getting to the fire, and so controls how fiercely the fire burns.
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put a (or the) damper (or dampener) on

have a depressing, subduing, or inhibiting effect on someone or something.
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put a ˈdamper on something

(also put a ˈdampener on something) (informal) make an event, etc. less enjoyable or cheerful: The news of my father’s illness put a bit of a damper on the birthday celebrations.
A damper is a device in a piano that is used to reduce the level of the sound produced.
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put a damper on something

tv. to reduce the intensity of something, such as a problem. The death of the chief put a damper on the ceremony.
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The bypass damper will be modulated to maintain the SAT setpoint.
Reaching the 500,000 dampers inspected milestone is a very big accomplishment.
The equation of motion for the damper top mount dynamic characteristics can be written as the following, and more details about it is shown in [18].
New product initiatives include the expansion of the 75F solution to the optimisation of chilled water systems and a retrofit damper package for precise control of outside air.
When you remove measuring point from the compressor the noise of impact character pressure is smoothed (weaken), clearly visible the fundamental harmonic on the frequency of piston stroke and pressure variations during the passage through the damper are attenuated.
A force F is applied to the damper shaft, resulting in a pressure differential AP across an annular valve in the piston head.
In addition, the input amplitude was multiplied by 1/f, which is the reciprocal of the input frequency f As a result, applying the skyhook damper control reduced vibration around the sprung mass resonance frequency and slightly worsened mid-frequency vibration.
The damper blade position ([theta]) is presented as a ratio of the fully open position.
is an evolved suspension damping force being a linear function of the half-car body pitch angular acceleration Q and only supplements the yielded front and rear quarter-car suspension damper forces with the same magnitude but an inverse phase.
When the duct cross-sectional area is large, damper shutting time increases and damper sheet metal blade stiffness decreases thus the damper may not close completely or lose tightness even if it was closed in time.
The Simetal Drive Damper is installed on the tilting drive of the AOD converter.
The electric control of the damper valves will make it possible to vary the nature of responsiveness to uneven road surfaces.
Mechanics keep an air pressur gauge handy when it comes to the SUSV's steering damper.
When a damper opens, air is drawn down through the heater's cooling fins and through the exhaust system.
Nevertheless during experimental investigation of explosions localizing system it was stated that in the case of high pressure of dust explosion wave, the moving element of damper, which is aligned with the secondary element of linear induction motor (LIM) was deformed severely and afterwards it began to graze the inductor of LIM.