hang on (someone's) every word

To listen very closely, intently, or with obsequious attention to what someone is saying. The politician was so charismatic that he had even his detractors hanging on his every word.
See also: every, hang, on, word

rain on (one's) parade

To ruin one's plans or temper one's excitement. I hate to rain on your parade, but I think your A in chemistry was actually a clerical error. Mom really rained on our parade by chaperoning our school dance.
See also: on, parade, rain

rain on somone's parade

prevent someone from enjoying an occasion or event; spoil someone's plans. informal, chiefly North American
See also: on, parade, rain
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For example, if someone wants to be a social worker with young women who might request a termination of a pregnancy, should somone have to divulge that they are Roman Catholic and don't believe in abortion?
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Even though I was professional staff, if the coffee ran low or somone needed to make photocopies--a frequent request in the days before email--eyes often, with benign expectation, looked to me.
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It could help catch somone who really does not deserve to walk free.
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