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put the damper on (something)

To discourage or deter something; to make something less enjoyable, pleasant, or fun; to extinguish or lessen people's enthusiasm for something. (A less common variant of "put a damper on something.") The foul weather really put the damper on our picnic yesterday. Without question, this tax scandal has put the damper on the senator's likelihood of being re-elected. CDs quickly became the dominant format for music, but when digital formats arrived soon thereafter, it put the damper on CD sales just as quickly.
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put a damper on (something)

To discourage, inhibit, or deter something; to make something less enjoyable, pleasant, or fun; to have a subduing or deadening effect on something. The foul weather really put a damper on our picnic yesterday. Without question, this tax scandal has put a damper on the senator's likelihood of being re-elected. The construction happening near our building has really put a damper on sales this month.
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put a damper on something

Fig. to have a dulling or numbing influence on something. The bad news really put a damper on everything. The rainy weather put a damper on our picnic.
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put a damper on

Discourage, dishearten, deter, as in Grandpa's death put a damper on our Christmas holidays. This idiom employs the noun damper in the sense of "something that damps or depresses the spirits," a usage dating from the mid-1700s.
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put a damper on something

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put a dampener on something

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COMMON If someone or something puts a damper on a situation, they stop it being as successful or as enjoyable as it could be. Unseasonably cool weather has put a damper on many plans for the day. Rooney's injury put a dampener on a fine victory for his team on Saturday. Note: This expression may refer to either of two meanings of `damper'. In a piano, a damper is a device which presses the strings and stops their sound. In a chimney, a damper is a movable metal plate which controls the amount of air getting to the fire, and so controls how fiercely the fire burns.
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put a (or the) damper (or dampener) on

have a depressing, subduing, or inhibiting effect on someone or something.
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put a ˈdamper on something

(also put a ˈdampener on something) (informal) make an event, etc. less enjoyable or cheerful: The news of my father’s illness put a bit of a damper on the birthday celebrations.
A damper is a device in a piano that is used to reduce the level of the sound produced.
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put a damper on something

tv. to reduce the intensity of something, such as a problem. The death of the chief put a damper on the ceremony.
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To achieve its purpose, a conventional single-duct AHU with economizer operation and with high return air pressure drop (Taylor 2014a) normally consists of a cooling coil, a supply fan (SF), a return fan (RF), and a set of three dampers: an outdoor air damper (OAD), a recirculating air damper (RCD), and a relief air damper (RLD).
When damper access is restricted, balancing is often avoided and heating and cooling efficiencies are lost.