buzzkill


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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

buzzkill

n. someone or something that ruins enjoyment or pleasure; someone or something that ruins a buzz sense 4 Oh, Willy! You’re such a buzzkill!
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It's a real buzzkill to return from a run, from a top-up of early morning rays and catch a breath and glance at headlines only to learn more about the names of more benignly-named hurricanes, to shake our heads at the report of the chubby dictator playing ring-a-ring-of-missiles, scaring the daylights out of the Japanese.
Some of the programs that the colleges are pursuing are nationally known projects, choices or resources like AlcoholEDU and Operation Buzzkill. We award these grants based on applications really demonstrating the project's ability to deliver results and have an impact on local communities."
They're not trying to be a buzzkill, they're simply trying to protect your investment!"
High Tea at Al Bustan Palace The post lunch-hour traffic can be a bit of a buzzkill on Oman's otherwise sedate landscapes, but the Muscat Expressway ensured we made short work of the journey to Wadi Kabir and towards old Muscat, home to a hotel that is (nearly) as old and renowned as the Al Alam Palace in the heart of the city.
Unless you own a seaplane, the buzzkill after earning the seaplane rating comes when you try to rent one, or at least it was for me.
I can sum up my reaction to that advice in one word: Buzzkill. Like so many law students of that era--especially those with no attorneys in our families--my vision of a lawyer had been shaped bi Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch (2) and Raymond Burr as Perry Mason.
The above two factors are issues largely carried over from past negotiating rounds, but the overwhelming buzzkill at Cop22 was undoubtedly Donald Trump's election triumph in the US.
Newton's third law, the universal buzzkill, means that for every up, there's a down.
The new weapons fit brilliantly into the high-action, no-damn-given approach to gameplay, none more so than the Buzzkill - a weapon that literally fires circular sawblades at targets.
But - sorry to be a buzzkill - the energy (http://www.livescience.com/16951-einstein-physics-ghosts-proof.html) doesn't likely turn into ghosts: If our bodies are cremated, the energy is released in the form of heat or, if the body remains in-tact, it decomposes at the hands of bacteria or other living creatures, transferring the energy to them.
As well as the Overkill, other new weapons include the Dropshot, that fires explosive drills, and the Buzzkill, that fires ricocheting sawblades.
known the term "buzzkill" then I would have used it.
Community engagement professionals and practitioner-scholars steeped in SLCE often end up taking on the role of the buzzkill. Young, enthusiastic, and optimistic faces come to us brimming with hope for the future and with big ideas for initiatives they wish to undertake.
To quote Bob Dylan, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." On a CAVU summer day, with 12 gallons in the tank of a J-3 Cub, it seems a bit of a buzzkill to call FSS for a briefing just to fly to a local pancake breakfast at a private strip 20 minutes away.
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.