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put a crimp in someone

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put a crimp in

verb phrase

To thwart or hamper; block or interfere with; stymie: How can we put a crimp in this guy's plans?

[1896+; fr the notion of a severe pinching-in as an obstacle]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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