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killjoy

n. a person who takes the fun out of things for other people; a party-pooper. Don’t be such a killjoy!
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"Happy to have it on the agenda so long as we aren't going to Wayne become killjoys," replied committee chair, Cllr Wayne Davies.
Wunker notes that after becoming a mother she did not "spend any time thinking critically." And yet, in this book she moves beyond critical thinking to productive, world-making thinking that feminist killjoys produce.
Bah humbug to the short-sighted killjoys. Don't they realise the winner of the race is saved from the abattoir?
CENTRAL News anchorman Bob Warman is a bit of a pantomime killjoy. Oh yes, he is.
He stresses that the organisation is not a killjoy, but says it has witnessed first-hand the devastation that gambling addictions can bring.
KILLJOY Walt Disney bosses have forced pupils at an island school to cancel a sell-out Lion King concert.
North West minister Phil Woolas said: "These are not killjoy measures.
These killjoy bosses have clearly gone over to the dark side.
But there were yet darker clouds on the horizon with the announcement from those killjoy tennis chiefs at the All England Club that there were to be no skimpy outfits on the courts this year.
But killjoy customs officers have refused to allow the stunt to go ahead.
Now, I don't want to be a killjoy, but I feel that I should point out that the beer in question is almost certainly not Black Sheep as your caption suggests: all five ales produced by the Black Sheep brewery in Masham are, despite their name, brown or amber in colour.
The most popular persona so far seems to be Killjoy Kerry, as depicted in jokes about his long face and dour demeanor.
HULL boss Brian Little slammed Bristol Rovers' killjoy tactics after watching his side slip to a goalless bore draw at Boothferry Park.
At the same time, Latin Americans claimed it as Latin American, and continental Europeans saw it as kin to their style of indirect soccer, based on possession, short passing, and territorial buildup (the Italia defensive game being a killjoy perversion).