put the whammy on someone

idiom

informal
: to cause someone to have bad luck
Talking about his winning streak must have put the whammy on him, because he lost the next day.

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“Put the whammy on someone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20the%20whammy%20on%20someone. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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