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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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A lot of people hide behind health and safety but they are essentially killjoys.
7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Bell Media's Space announced today from MIPCOM, the world's annual entertainment content market in Cannes, France, that it has ordered its latest original scripted series KILLJOYS from leading Toronto and L.
For Killjoys, the band's no-thrills approach may have come as a surprise, but it was refreshing to see how much MCR has matured and moved on from their angst-ridden past.
In a different time, the Fabulous Killjoys might have called themselves the Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, MC5, Iggy Pop and the Stooges and, gasp, even Bon Jovi.
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is the album My Chemical Romance have been building towards for their entire, nearly decade long career.
Mrs Preston , 36, of Westerhope, Newcastle, said: "I think the council are being killjoys.
On the subject of not being a killjoy, however, more and more studies are coming out emphatically pointing to alcohol being good for the heart, helping to prevent the blood clotting and thereby cutting the risk of heart attacks.
He could have also mentioned the ban on playing conkers in schools, and the killjoys won't be satisfied until they can find a few more pastimes to clobber.
Just because conservatives are quite wrong (in my opinion) to argue that young women are victimized by sexual freedom doesn't mean that only right-wing killjoys can have misgivings about prepubescent girls parading in T-shirts with vulgar messages and gyrating to music with sexually explicit lyrics.
Fictional resort Ferry-ton was the setting for fun in the sun in The Last Resort, performed at the West Derby school's performance centre for three days this week and featuring the Killjoys and the Bright family.
FIFA killjoys have tried to stop players celebrating a goal by removing their tops to display messages on a t-shirt underneath.
Trojans coaches thought Williams could have gotten two hands on that pass from Carson Palmer, but not even football coaches could be killjoys where that catch was concerned.
Taken as a whole, the distinguished literature to which Cook has so ably contributed makes it quite clear that large numbers of the nineteenth-century middle class displayed a "playfulness" in their leisure time that belies their reputation as killjoys.
I SEE from your letters page that the killjoys are out and about again.
As Rene's painting and Bill's response to it demonstrate, people took art rather seriously during the 1980s, which is not to say that they were all dour, left-wing killjoys or enemies of aesthetic pleasure.