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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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SIMON Redhead has suffered a few disappointments in the last few weeks but the Redditch United manager hopes to be the party-pooper tomorrow.
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Many of the 11,500 crowd were there to celebrate promotion but visiting striker Jason White was the party-pooper in chief.
BORDERS' hopes of giving coach Tony Gilbert a happy send-off were wrecked by the party-poopers from Munster.
Kidderminster Harriers have been urged to turn the tables upside down once again and become the party-poopers at Torquay United tomorrow.