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take the shine off

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.
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