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hit parade

Any listing or inventory of the best or most popular persons or things in a given category. Anthony's bookshelves are a veritable hit parade of classic literature.
See also: hit, parade

parade of horribles

A series of many misdeeds or misfortunes. A: "Why did you leave your job?" B: "I can't even begin to talk about the parade of horribles that happened to me while I was working there." The recent news cycle has just been a parade of horribles, with one tragedy after the next.
See also: of, parade

rain on (one's) parade

To ruin one's plans or temper one's excitement. I hate to rain on your parade, but I think your A in chemistry was actually a clerical error. Mom really rained on our parade by chaperoning our school dance.
See also: on, parade, rain

parade by (someone)

to march past someone in a parade or as if in a parade. The soldiers paraded by the commander in chief. Looking quite sharp, they paraded by.
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parade (someone or an animal) out

to bring or march someone or an animal out in public. He parades his children out every Sunday as they go to church. He paraded out all his children.
See also: out, parade

parade someone or something in front of someone or something

to exhibit someone or something in front of someone or something, as if in a parade. One by one, the teacher paraded the honor students in front of the parents. The sheriff paraded the suspects in front of the camera. The sheriff paraded the suspects in front of the victim.
See also: front, of, parade

rain on someone's parade

 and rain on someone or something
Fig. to spoil something for someone. I hate to rain on your parade, but your plans are all wrong. She really rained on our plans.
See also: on, parade, rain

hit parade

A listing of the most popular or best items or individuals of some kind, as in The library has a veritable hit parade of videos. This expression dates from the 1930s, when it was the name of a weekly radio show featuring the most popular songs as indicated by record sales.
See also: hit, parade

rain on one's parade

Spoil one's plans, as in The minority party in the legislature has tried hard to rain on the speaker's parade, but so far his agenda has prevailed . This expression conjures up the image of a downpour ruining a celebration such as a parade. [c. 1900]
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rain on someone's parade

If someone rains on your parade, they do something which spoils your plans or spoils an event that you hoped to enjoy. To make sure that all goes according to plan and no one rains on his parade, the president's safari will stay clear of trouble spots. It's irritating that he could rain on my parade by stealing the record before me.
See also: on, parade, rain

rain on somone's parade

prevent someone from enjoying an occasion or event; spoil someone's plans. informal, chiefly North American
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ˌrain on somebody’s ˈparade

(American English) spoil something for somebody: Drugs again rained on the Olympics’ parade as another athlete tested positive for an illegal substance.
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rain on someone’s parade

and rain on someone/something
in. to spoil something for someone. I hate to rain on your parade, but your plans are all wrong.
See also: on, parade, rain
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STARS TO SHINE IN PARADE C Parade goers will enjoy an up close look at performers, musicians and stars including:
Today, Raye, 57, is the president of Austin's PFLAG chapter, and on June 5 she served as grand marshal of Austin's pride parade with Austin businessman and politician Mark Katz.
Patrick's Day and Columbus Day Parades in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1845-1915," The New England Quarterly LVIII, no.
The free TCF Holidazzle parades run Wednesdays through Sundays beginning Nov.
The parade is an opportunity to showcase the city before a large audience.
In 2003 more than 4,000 people attended the parade, which traveled along one of the city's main arteries that serves as a border between the eastern Muslim section of the city and Jewish West Jerusalem.
Our people have retired and moved,'' said Sandy Dennis, president of Burbank on Parade.
in the 1940s, initially building parade floats and later expanding into trade shows, custom exhibits, and special events.
Rosamond's lighted Christmas parade will roll along Diamond Street.
The Great Circus Parade has always been held here and it's the only one of its kind in the world.
We're getting out of the council meeting early so we can participate in the parade downtown.
Adults will recognize famous floats from nationally televised parades while children will enjoy the fanciful movement float designers build into the huge creations to bring them to life.
In 1895, the Tournament of Roses Association was formed and was fairly pleased with itself for having raised $595 toward costs of the 1896 parade, now a multimillion-dollar international extravaganza.
Hopper, who will ride aboard a classic convertible with his 10-year-old son, Henry, will be the first of nearly 100 celebrities to offer holiday greetings to television viewers nationwide, as well as one million fans along the two-mile Parade route beginning at the famed Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.
Santa will play grand marshal Saturday for Lancaster, Rosamond and Lake Los Angeles holiday parades.