Definition of put a damper on in English:

Share this entry

put a damper on

Have a subduing or inhibiting effect on: he put a damper on her youthful excitement
More example sentences
  • A droopy stock market and the dot-com crash that began nearly two years ago put a damper on the high end at a time when many were trying to cash in on the real-estate boom.
  • Quit worrying, you're putting a damper on the day.
  • Well, okay, bad weather can put a damper on any vacation (pardon the pun).
See parent entry: damper
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.