pour/throw cold water on

Definition of pour/throw cold water on

  1. :  to say that one does not like (an idea, suggestion, etc.) in a way that stops other people from doing it or from feeling enthusiastic about it He wanted to buy a new car, but I poured/threw cold water on that idea.

Word by Word Definitions

pourplay
  1. :  to cause to flow in a stream

    :  to dispense from a container

    :  to supply or produce freely or copiously

  1. :  the action of pouring :  stream

    :  an instance of pouring or an amount poured

    :  a heavy fall of rain :  downpour

throwplay
  1. :  to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

  1. :  an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

coldplay
  1. :  having or being a temperature that is uncomfortably low for humans

    :  having a relatively low temperature or one lower than normal or expected

    :  not heated: such as

  1. :  bodily sensation produced by loss or lack of heat

    :  a condition of low temperature

    :  cold weather

  1. :  with utter finality :  absolutely, completely

    :  abruptly

    :  without introduction or advance notice

waterplay
  1. :  the liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forms streams, lakes, and seas, and is a major constituent of all living matter and that when pure is an odorless, tasteless, very slightly compressible liquid oxide of hydrogen H2O which appears bluish in thick layers, freezes at 0° C and boils at 100° C, has a maximum density at 4° C and a high specific heat, is feebly ionized to hydrogen and hydroxyl ions, and is a poor conductor of electricity and a good solvent

    :  a particular quantity or body of water: such as

    :  the water occupying or flowing in a particular bed

  1. :  to moisten, sprinkle, or soak with water

    :  to supply with water for drink

    :  to supply water to


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