put a wrench in(to) (something)(redirected from puts a wrench into something)
put a wrench in(to) (something)
To disrupt, foil, or cause problems to a plan, activity, or project. We had everything in line for the party, but having the caterer cancel on us at the last minute really put a wrench in things! It'll really put a wrench into our plans if the board decides not to increase our funding for this project.
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