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wet-blanket

[wet-blang-kit] /ˈwɛtˈblæŋ kɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to extinguish (a fire) with a wet blanket.
2.
to dampen the enthusiasm or enjoyment of (a person, group, etc.).
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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