sour on

phrasal verb

soured on; souring on; sours on
1
informal : having a bad opinion of (something)
She was sour on politics in general.
2
US : to stop liking or being interested in (something) or to cause (someone) to stop liking or being interested in (something)
Investors have soured on (buying) the company's stock.
Many fans have soured on the team after years of their losing.
The disappointing result of the election soured her on politics.

Examples of sour on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These officials have no incentive to give up their positions, especially since Ukrainians show no signs of souring on them. Branislav L. Slantchev, Foreign Affairs, 1 Apr. 2024 When did Wall Street sour on Lilly’s Alzheimer’s drug? Damian Garde, STAT, 12 Mar. 2024 In an interview, Mohammed Dahlan, an influential Palestinian exile and a close adviser to the Emirati president, suggested that Arab rulers had soured on Mr. Netanyahu. Vivian Nereim, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2024 Plus, having him on the ballot may draw in moderate Republican and independent voters who remain sour on Trump. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2024 More recently though, some fans have soured on Romo’s schtick, tiring of his enthusiasm with partner Jim Nantz and occasional word salads. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 9 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, the Rams and coach Sean McVay had begun to sour on Goff despite reaching the Super Bowl two years prior. Detroit Free Press, 11 Jan. 2024 DeSantis and Haley will have the unique power to speak directly to these Republicans who are sour on Trump. David Paleologos, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2024 But parliamentary elections remain important as indicators of public sentiment, which in this case has soured on the ruling clerical and military elite and the system as a whole, analysts say. Farnaz Fassihi, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2024

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“Sour on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sour%20on. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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