wet blanket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wet blanket someone who spoils the pleasure of others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wet blanket etc. See under Blanket Dock, etc.
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Idioms

Wet blanket - A wet blanket is someone who tries to spoil other people's fun.
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Usage

In literature:

The mists and vapours floated among the trees and lay like warm, wet blankets upon their faces.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
When I awoke, the fire had almost gone out, and my blanket was nearly wet through.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Rolled in their blankets, the soldiers, wetted through, lay upon the sodden ground.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
His wet clothing was removed and he was rolled in a hot blanket and given hot lemonade.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
I'll consult Mrs. Betham, and I think I can coax her 'round to it; though she's bound to wet-blanket it at first.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
When the stones about it are hot, wrap them in wet blankets and lay them in the tent.
"The Windy Hill" by Cornelia Meigs
At least, she did not serve as a wet blanket upon Jennie Stone.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
The foreman in particular was a wet blanket to his chances.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
If we wanted to lie down we only had one blanket to put on the wet ground.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
She threw a wet blanket over her narrative of the Iggulden family, and ignored any murmurs that came from beneath it.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
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In news:

Did South Dakota's Johnson Throw a Wet Blanket on MBL.
Wet snow blankets higher elevations throughout the New River Valley.
He was taken to an awaiting ambulance, stripped out of his wet clothes, covered in blankets and passively rewarmed with the dry blankets and heated air in the ambulance.
I hate to be a wet blanket about something that's really popular.
Thick fog smothered the dock lights like a wet blanket on a campfire.
Sandy throws wet blanket over campaign plans.
A wet blanket over your emotions.
Following the release of their first single "Headache," "Wet Blanket " is the second single from of their debut self-titled album.
INTERVIEWS Watch METZ' Startling, GIF-Like 'Wet Blanket Video.
METZ' 'Wet Blanket ' Video.
The local fire department has put a wet blanket on a restaurant's promotion plan.
A SCUBA DIVER covers clams with a fancy wet blanket in a 2010 pilot project at Marla Bay in Lake Tahoe.
Have you ever had someone throw a wet blanket on your idea.
A nor 'easter added a wet blanket of snow to areas of New York and New Jersey still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
The humidity hung around us like a wet blanket.
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