Examples of wet blanket in a Sentence
I'd love to go to the party, but with my cold, I'm afraid I'd just be a wet blanket.
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If this is throwing a (very cold and) wet blanket on a party then, well, sorry.
The 2015 regulations threw a wet blanket on those efforts.
Win McNamee/Getty Images The wet blankets: Here’s our heartening master list of the people and organizations that are holding Trump back, from King Abdullah of Jordan to former acting head of the DOJ Sally Yates.
And when any of these tent poles are moved or even angled the other way, their entire sense of comfort folds in on itself like a wet blanket.
And that can be stressful particularly since parents want their kids to have fun on Halloween while not being a scold or wet blanket.
Former New York Times labor reporter and apparent occasional wet blanket Steven Greenhouse, for one, was unimpressed.
An early winter storm has served as a wet blanket for forest fires that have been burning out of control in the West for most of the summer.
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wet blanket Synonyms
Synonymsdrag, grinch, party pooper, spoilsport, killjoy
Related Wordsfuddy-duddy, goody-goody, Goody Two-shoes, old maid, stick-in-the-mud; defeatist, Jeremiah, knocker, pessimist; complainer, crab, cynic, grouch, grump, sorehead, sourpuss, whiner; bore, downer, drip
Near Antonymscutup, jester, live wire; carouser, celebrant, celebrator, merrymaker, rejoicer, reveler (or reveller), roisterer; libertine, playboy, playgirl, rake
WET BLANKET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wet blanket for English Language Learners
: a person who makes it difficult for other people to enjoy themselves by complaining, by showing no enthusiasm, etc.
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