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Put a damper on it


Discourage. Demand end to a project. Take the fun out of an activity. Dampen can also imply lower the volume or the energy of an activity. (Compare to Pull the plug or Leave it be.)

“The knock at the door and it was our neighbor who was tired of listening to our son practice is saxophone and asked for us to put a damper on it.”

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