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put a crimp in

To disrupt or interfere with something. That rain last week sure put a crimp in our beach vacation.
See also: crimp, put

put a crimp in

have an adverse effect on. informal
1990 Walter Stewart Right Church, Wrong Pew Well, that maybe puts a crimp in my theory.
See also: crimp, put

put a ˈcrimp in/on something

(American English, informal) have a bad or negative effect on something: I’m sorry to put a crimp in your plans.The extra expense of moving can put a crimp on your budget.
See also: crimp, on, put, something