a buzz kill

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buzzkill

Someone or something that makes people less happy, excited, or enthusiastic about some event or thing. Primarily heard in US. I was so excited to see the concert, but all the technical problems with the lights and sound were such buzzkills. I'm sorry to be a buzzkill, everyone, but we've received a number of complaints from neighbors about the noise, so we'll have to turn down the music.

a buzz kill

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If a person or something that happens is a buzz kill, they spoil an event by making people less happy and excited. Sorry I've been a buzz kill tonight. They discovered his money had been stolen. Talk about a buzz kill.
See also: buzz, kill
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It also isn't meant to be a buzzkill, but aims to 'further drive awareness of just how pervasive sexual misconduct in film and television is and to help make ethical media consumption easier.'
I don't want to be a buzzkill, but it's hard to imagine these supposedly superior beings building such a structure in that haphazard manner.
Eugene police dropped a buzzkill on a number of young people - almost all of them University of Oregon students - who allegedly broke various laws while partying Thursday night and early Friday morning in neighborhoods south and west of the UO campus.
And not to be a buzzkill, but a Starbucks grande mocha has almost 500 calories (that's double cheeseburger territory).