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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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But the Lady Bulldogs, turns out, are party poopers.
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Wakefield were party poopers in front of a 10,143 Headingley crowd as they ran in five tries to four to bring the Grand Final winners down to earth in their first outing since October's Old Trafford triumph under Tony Smith.
The poll of 2,500 adults by Zurich Insurance shows that men were more likely to be party poopers, with one in five admitting they felt like Scrooge.
However, Jackie Ramuno, her fingernails still painted a merry Christmas red from the festivities she attended Sunday, said she doesn't understand the party poopers who shy away from company get-togethers.
Rob Wilson wants his side to play the role of party poopers when they become the first team to take on Cardiff Devils at their new home, (writes Lee Ryder).
CHESTER were the party poopers as Drewe Broughton and Gregg Blundell's penalty gave them a 2-0 win over new-boys Accrington, but Stockport suffered a 2-0 home reverse to the other newly-promoted side, Hereford.
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Party poopers without proper costumes pay a premium -- a $20 fine -- and can buy gear at the door.
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