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party pooper

A person who dislikes or refuses to participate in social events, often with the result of detracting from others' enjoyment of such events. Amy is such a party pooper. She thinks our company's social functions are stupid and just stands around pouting the whole time. Don't be a party pooper, come and talk to the rest of us!
See also: party, pooper

party-pooper

n. the first person to leave a party; someone who ruins a party because of dullness or by leaving early. Don’t invite Martha. She’s such a party-pooper.
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MERTHYR Tydfil aim to cast themselves in the role of party-poopers tomorrow.
Most people are more equitable in their low opinion of these party-poopers and know that politicians are rarely as important as they say they are.
At the downtown Standard Hotel, however, 'openness' was interpreted as excruciating security paranoia capped by the blandest collection of party-poopers and taste-free drinks, only enlivened by coloured light-bulbs that swam in your glass
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IT was carnival time as Accies came home after seven years away but Sunderland's young party-poopers proved too strong for last season's Third Division champs.
But what exactly is the moral of the Genesis 19 story these party-poopers say is supposed to magically prevent our destruction?
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Walcott confessed that the team were determined not to be cast as party-poopers on the weekend the club celebrated their 125th anniversary after unveiling statues of three all-time greats - Henry, Tony Adams and Herbert Chapman.