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put a crimp in

To disrupt or interfere with something. That rain last week sure put a crimp in our beach vacation.
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put a crimp in

have an adverse effect on. informal
1990 Walter Stewart Right Church, Wrong Pew Well, that maybe puts a crimp in my theory.
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put a ˈcrimp in/on something

(American English, informal) have a bad or negative effect on something: I’m sorry to put a crimp in your plans.The extra expense of moving can put a crimp on your budget.
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Since jacketed bullets tend to have shallow crimp grooves, the builder needs to use a crimp die with shallow crimping characteristics.
Some competition dies, such as Redding's, don't crimp cases, so a separate crimping die is necessary.
For very high volume applications, the tool can be used with fully automated crimping and handling equipment, resulting in thousands of high quality, high performance crimped contacts per hour.
IXIA developed the new pneumatically driven Aluminium Foil Tray Crimping machine to automate what has traditionally been a manual task, helping to reduce labour costs and increase production efficiencies.
Andrew says as well as Christina Aguilera and Tyra Banks, one woman who has mastered crimping chic is BBC Radio One presenter Fearne Cotton.
Since 2001, ARS has been doing research to find the best crimping roller design for southeastern conditions, and benefits from this research are now becoming more widely recognized.
Finally, if you want to play with the trend before shelling out for a crimping iron, plait your hair in small plaits while wet, then allow to dry and loosen for a natural crimp.
You can sometimes rent one (about $15 per day), but each manufacturer wants you to use its proprietary crimping tool for its tubing.
Crimping collets are designed with maximum spread for a flexible open and close.
I looked for a reliable system for years with grain bins and augers, but basically, crimping is such a simple process.
MSI offers the medical industry's largest range of stent crimping equipment, he notes.
The Scotchlok E-9R handcrimping tool is lightweight, and features single-stroke, parallel crimping action with a work-saving 10:1 mechanical advantage.
Use the crimping plates on small sections of the separated pieces down the length of your hair.
This pneumatic crimp machine is designed to allow the greatest flexibility in hex crimping.
As a part of its continuous efforts to keep up with the changing pace of the cosmetics industry, Valois recently introduced The Airless Concept, the first airless filling and crimping system available in the U.