take the wind out of someone's sails

idiom

: to cause someone to lose confidence or energy
The team's star player was injured and it really took the wind out of their sails.

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“Take the wind out of someone's sails.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20wind%20out%20of%20someone%27s%20sails. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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