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wet blanket

noun

: a person who makes it difficult for other people to enjoy themselves by complaining, by showing no enthusiasm, etc.

Full Definition of WET BLANKET

:  one that quenches or dampens enthusiasm or pleasure

Examples of WET BLANKET

  1. <I'd love to go to the party, but with my cold, I'm afraid I'd just be a wet blanket.>

First Known Use of WET BLANKET

1844

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