Definition of put a crimp in in English:

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put a crimp in

North American informal Have an adverse effect on: well, that puts a crimp in my theory
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  • While the long days give you plenty of opportunity to roam, high prices can put a crimp in the ol’ travel budget.
  • Charging for online reading would surely put a crimp in political blogging since so much of what we do feeds off of stories in the press.
  • California's energy shortage and the resulting strain on Washington's power supply are putting a crimp in dairy producers' already-small profit margins.
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