throw cold water on

throw cold water on
вылить ушат холодной воды на (кого-либо), обескуражить, отбить охоту, охолонить

English-Russian australian expression. 2014.

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  • throw\ 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • throw cold water on — (something) to criticize or stop something that some people are enthusiastic about. The proposal seemed reasonable enough, but authorities quickly threw cold water on it …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw cold water on — verb To belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk. Oh! no; there would be a Mrs. Knightley to throw cold water on every thing. Extremely disagreeable! Syn: pour cold water on …   Wiktionary

  • throw cold water on — discourage, cause you to lose interest    Don t be negative. Don t throw cold water on our travel plans …   English idioms

  • throw cold water on something — throw/pour/cold water on something phrase to do or say something that spoils someone’s plans or enthusiasm for doing something He’s always throwing cold water on her ideas. Thesaurus: to make someone feel disappointed or less hopefulsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw cold water on something — throw cold water on (something) to criticize or stop something that some people are enthusiastic about. The proposal seemed reasonable enough, but authorities quickly threw cold water on it …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw cold water on (something) — pour/throw cold water on (something) informal if you pour cold water on opinions or ideas, you criticize them and stop people believing them or being excited about them. Margaret Thatcher poured cold water on the idea of a European central bank …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw cold water on — verb be discouraging or negative about • Syn: ↑pour cold water on • Hypernyms: ↑discourage • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s somebody * * * I …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw cold water on — also[dash cold water on] or[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 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw cold water on — also[dash cold water on] or[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 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw cold water on — v. pour cold water on, discourage, deter; dampen the excitement, kill the joy; be discouraging about …   English contemporary dictionary


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