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put the mockers on something

  (British informal)
to spoil something or to prevent it happening Carol's parents decided to stay in on Saturday night, which put the mockers on her plans for a party.
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Well, I've just put the mockers on that lot now, haven't I?
The main changes seen were in the prescription of calcium channel Mockers, and thiazides, which significantly increased in the intervention group compared with the control group," the researchers wrote.
The former Premier League footballer with no amateur boxing experience made his pro debut in 2006 and, ignoring the mockers, has carved out a successful career in the ring, winning the English welterweight title last year.
Thornton has had the mockers on Taylor since last year's UK Open, but nobody beats the 'Power' all the time.
When I heard the parentals discussing it during a post-work kettle-boil, I found myself wondering what would have happened to my Daddy (who works with calculators in an office) if he happened to take a bite out of someone's arm when they put the mockers on a climactic sum he was in the middle of.
Indeed if Maggs keeps Mose in the Championship - and this is where the deity responsible for rugby's mockers must be gentle - it must go down as one of the best achievements in the club's recent history.
And it didn't take long for the ribbing to start, with US President Barack Obama among the mockers.
SEAN LINEEN admits he is amazed Cardiff have put the mockers on Dan Parks' farewell to Firhill.
There, he was surrounded by mockers, revelers, and reporters.
The following day Clwyd West Tory MP David Jones put the mockers on the notion.
I think the JLS thing last year put the mockers on someone actually turning the lights on," he added.
6 billion for the provision of free medicines in the government hospitals to the poor people of the Province but unfortunately money mockers did not hesitate to deprive off the poor of their rights and looting the state money.
Wilkins was full of praise for Jones, who he admitted deserves sympathy with the cash and resulting player shortage that could yet put the mockers on any promotion dreams.
Who Are You" portrays a stalwart Vincent unhappily surrounded by mockers and scorners (as I, too, have experienced on many occasions).
I won't put the mockers on us after last year, but all I can say is that there is a huge amount of talent there in that Aussie team.