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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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Saints will attempt to play the role of party poopers having lost 3-1 at home to Bohemians in their last league outing.
But the Lady Bulldogs, turns out, are party poopers.
So the brothers become very deadly party poopers. They take the householders hostage and get mum to come along to ensure that things turn nasty indeed.
Poopers But a spokeswoman for the SNP said: "Labour are the ultimate party poopers - their negative campaign has crashed out of the charts by trying to stop Midge Ure singing.
No less an authority than the Post itself has suggested that Birmingham "risks being branded a city of party poopers" because only 12 applications have been made to close roads so people can hold street parties to celebrate the royal wedding.
I have not noticed, but maybe he was pre-empting the two articles which referred to Cllr McLuckie, one on dog poop and spending taxpayers' money on overtime for his workers as they tried to look for the midnight snow poopers, important - but that important?
Wakefield were party poopers in front of a 10,143 Headingley crowd as they ran in five tries to four to bring the Grand Final winners down to earth in their first outing since October's Old Trafford triumph under Tony Smith.
The poll of 2,500 adults by Zurich Insurance shows that men were more likely to be party poopers, with one in five admitting they felt like Scrooge.
Rob Wilson wants his side to play the role of party poopers when they become the first team to take on Cardiff Devils at their new home, (writes Lee Ryder).
CHESTER were the party poopers as Drewe Broughton and Gregg Blundell's penalty gave them a 2-0 win over new-boys Accrington, but Stockport suffered a 2-0 home reverse to the other newly-promoted side, Hereford.
While some party poopers terminated their annual gatherings, Salton continued its partying ways at the Housewares Show Saturday night.
PARTY poopers almost wrecked a Rugby club's plans to host a bonfire night for hundreds of children.
SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP leaders Celtic were booed off at Parkhead as Ross County once more proved to be party poopers.
The Leith men haven't beaten Rangers in 12 attempts so don't bank on them being party poopers.