dash\ cold\ water\ on

• throw cold water on
• dash cold water on
• pour cold water on
v. phr.
To discourage; say or do something to discourage.

We had high hopes of victory but our opponents soon threw cold water on them.

Henry's father threw cold water on his plans to go to college by saying he could not afford it.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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