put a crimp in


: to prevent (something) from happening or proceeding in the usual or desired way : to affect (something) badly
The storm put a crimp in our travel plans.
The extra expenses put a crimp in the company's budget.

Examples of put a crimp in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The widespread adoption of Tesla’s EV charging system, especially by rival automakers, has put a crimp in the federal government’s $7.5 billion plan to develop a sprawling nationwide system of EV charging stations. Diego Lasarte, Quartz, 7 July 2023 Supply chain issues and rising inflation have put a crimp in the average American's daily life. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 And rising energy prices could put a crimp in consumer demand. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 25 Oct. 2022 The game was projected to be a tussle between the frontcourts, but foul trouble on both sides put a crimp in that plan. David Smale, courant.com, 13 Mar. 2022 Will this trend put a crimp in Americans’ plans for international travel in 2022? Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Having to preface each joke with a warning label does tend to put a crimp in a stand-up routine. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Nov. 2021 Inflation, price increases and clogged shipping networks are threatening to put a crimp in maybe the most beloved supply chain of all: the Santa Claus gift express. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, 26 Nov. 2021 While the Delta variant put a crimp in a lot of folks’ plans, in many places around the world, summer and early fall felt a bit more like normal for the first time in two years, making signing up for a streamer less of a priority. Josef Adalian, Vulture, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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“Put a crimp in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20a%20crimp%20in. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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