cast a pall on (something)(redirected from cast a pall on)
cast a pall on (something)
To cause something to become sad or somber; to darken or tarnish something. The headmaster's sudden death really cast a pall on graduation. The economic crash was devastating, casting a pall on the entire world for years.
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