party pooper


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party pooper

A person who dislikes or refuses to participate in social events, often with the result of detracting from others' enjoyment of such events. Amy is such a party pooper. She thinks our company's social functions are stupid and just stands around pouting the whole time. Don't be a party pooper, come and talk to the rest of us!
See also: party, pooper

party-pooper

n. the first person to leave a party; someone who ruins a party because of dullness or by leaving early. Don’t invite Martha. She’s such a party-pooper.
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There are a number of conclusions which you might draw from the number of applications, but "party poopers" just isn't one of them.
Wasps played the party poopers and secured a 10th successive victory to earn a play-off place.
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Despite the creeps and the party poopers, the puritans and the spoilsports, the killjoys and parade ruiners, Catholicism is too much fun to leave.
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It has lifted people's spirits and has bought many people very special memories that will last a lifetime, so I really hope there aren't any party poopers complaining about the expense.
The Leith men haven't beaten Rangers in 12 attempts so don't bank on them being party poopers.
County proved to be party poopers on Saturday when they spoilt the celebrations of the home side who staged a family festival day.
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I wish to respond to Councillor Nigel Howell's remarks in Wednesday's Echo ('Party Poopers'), when he invited the Plaid Cymru group on Cardiff County Council to state which major events should be scrapped.
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"We don't want to be party poopers, we simply want to protect innocent people from drink drivers," she said.