rain on someone's parade

Definition of rain on someone's parade

US, informal

  1. :  to spoil someone's pleasure I don't mean to rain on your parade, but I have some bad news.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  water falling in drops condensed from vapor in the atmosphere

    :  the descent of this water

    :  water that has fallen as rain :  rainwater

  1. :  to send down rain

    :  to fall as water in drops from the clouds

    :  to fall like rain

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  a pompous show :  exhibition

    :  the ceremonial formation of a body of troops before a superior officer

    :  a place where troops assemble regularly for parade

  1. :  to cause to maneuver or march :  marshal

    :  promenade

    :  to exhibit ostentatiously

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