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killjoy

n. a person who takes the fun out of things for other people; a party-pooper. Don’t be such a killjoy!
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ECOnomics effort I am the last person to be a killjoy but a village bonfire can be a massive pile of bank notes awaiting destruction.
Becoming a rock makes you a killjoy from the dog's point of view.
Unfortunate indeed the AA speaker whose lecture, one gathers, exhibited a killjoy and complacent anti-Americanism; for Rowe then delivered, by previous invitation, the elaborately contemptuous vote of thanks reprinted here.
On the subject of not being a killjoy, however, more and more studies are coming out emphatically pointing to alcohol being good for the heart, helping to prevent the blood clotting and thereby cutting the risk of heart attacks.
THAILAND'S top flight lost part of its soul last week when killjoy bosses forced colourful clubs to change their names.
WITHOUT wishing to sound like a Christmas killjoy, how is it that householders, pensioners, businesses and the like are told to save electricity by turning down washing machine temperatures, buying energysaving light bulbs and to have energy-efficient certificates in these Home Improvement Packs which are now in force?
with some po-faced council killjoy trying to take 'em down.
Taking on the role of desperate cartoonist Killjoy, who is foolishly working on Halloween eve, players must work through the three stories by midnight, negotiating perplexing puzzles, monstrous mazes and painful plot-twists.
You may call me a killjoy, but I call it having principles and also I am not a vegetarian.
ICE cream vans have been banned from stopping outside schools by a killjoy council.
KILLJOY bosses are clamping down on workers having fun in the office, hitting morale and cutting out playful pranks, according to a new report.
It was the perfect way to settle a family affair but killjoy Beijing boss Lee Jang-soo, living up to his Iron Face nickname, moaned: "I wasn't happy with the brothers' performance.
I am not a killjoy but have some consideration for older people please.
KILLJOY telly bosses have decided to edit out the breast bits of Celebrity Wrestling.
Killjoy rugby bosses put the dampeners on another Welsh Boxing Day tradition with a stern letter addressed to every club last week.