put a crimp in

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Definition of put a crimp in

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: 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.

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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 13 Jul. 2020.

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