Definition of take the shine off in English:
Spoil the brilliance or excitement of: these concerns are taking the shine off Britain’s economic recovery
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- However you look at it, it takes the shine off all those positive press releases boasting how she keeps playing to full houses in Las Vegas, doesn't it?
- But, disappointing as that decision was, Rovers shouldn't let it take the shine off what was an otherwise fantastic night.
- Even that defeat could not take the shine off what has been an amazing year for this remarkable young man.
Definition of take the shine off in:
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