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put a damper on something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput a damper on somethingput a damper on somethingDISAPPOINTEDto make something less enjoyable, active, or great than it could have been A couple of knee injuries put a damper on his football career. damper
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put a damper on somethingThe burglary put a damper on the family's Christmas.Lower prices for Treasury bonds helped put a damper on stock prices, traders said.A couple of knee injuries put a damper on his football career.Torrential rain put a damper on the event, sending bedraggled guests squelching across lawns to seek shelter.It really put a damper on everything.Analysts had figured the bad news from the giant microprocessor maker would put a damper on technology stocks.
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