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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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Cross-section showing over-crimping, causing the crimp bucket to crack.
With cartridges that don't headspace on the case mouth --revolvers or autos--a roll crimp is standard procedure.
Taper crimp is much more forgiving than roll crimp, but it is also more subtle, so this article will delve into the aspects of taper crimp.
The crimps, by the way, are excellent sea trout flies.
Then run the lines through the studs (Photo 1), make 90-degree turns with a plastic or metal elbow sleeve, or crimp in right-angle fittings in tight quarters (Photo 2, p.
Self-crimp yarns have apparently become conspicuous in the fiber industry [8-12]; however, few researchers have investigated the crimp mechanisms and the effect of fiber-processing parameters on the "crimp potential".
Beyond quality advantages, automating the process eliminates pre-reduction crimp steps, greatly reduces cycle times, and significantly improves production yields, he points out.
Speaking of crimps, if you reload on a MEC press, and most of us do, there is a super little proprietary accessory Ballistic Products offers.
My eyeballed 9mm crimps were a lot tighter than I thought (another reason to own, and use, a dial caliper).
This is a combination of taper and roll crimps that has been shown to often improve accuracy.
The electronic crimper, a hand-held, motor-driven, battery-operated device, crimps 1-mm aluminum seals onto standard 12 mm x 32 mm (2mL) crimp-top vials.
Whether you're forming six-or eight-point crimps, the skiver is a handy tool to have on the bench.
With roll crimps there is a fine line between crimping and crushing the case.
When all was done, my conclusion was that as long as you are careful not to overdo it, roll crimps are just fine.