wet blanket

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - wet blanket

"wet blanket"

a person who spoils other people's fun by being negative and complaining


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - wet blanket

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  This game looks like fun.

Friend 2:  It's stupid and boring.

Friend 1:  Let's go to the park and throw a frisbee.

Friend 2:  It's a cloudy day and I think it will rain.

Friend 1:  How about watching some TV?

Friend 2:  There's nothing good on.

Friend 1:  Do you really have to be such a wet blanket?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - wet blanket

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I think the invitation list for the party is ready.

Friend 2:  Did you invite Trisha?

Friend 1:  Yes. Why?

Friend 2:  She's always so negative and ruins everyone else's fun.

Friend 1:  I suppose you're right. She is a bit of a wet blanket. I'll take her off the list.

wet blanket - Usage:


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wet blanket - Gerund Form:

Being a wet blanket won't win you any friends.

wet blanket - Examples:

1)  ... is folks who wear headphones while they ride. Not to be a wet blanket, but people need to concentrate on their surroundings and not their tunes.

2)  I may sound like a total wet blanket for not letting my child be free, but I have concerns about ...

3)  The spike in gasoline prices alone can throw a wet blanket on any economy recovery, because for every cent increase in gas prices ...

4)  Well I feel like this post is a bit of a wet blanket in terms of being a real party pooper.

5)  All this time I've believed it was because I was like a wet blanket and didn't try hard enough to keep him, or he suddenly realised I ...

6)  Next week how Martha Taft's nerdy, wet blanket husband became the uncrowned leader of conservatives in the U.S. Senate.

7)  AS is like a wet blanket because he is so reserved and extremely cautious.

8)  ... be the sign that the person who objects is sad, tiresome, a wet blanket?

9)  I don't think yours is a stance of a wet blanket at all. I think you raise some significant points.

10)  And talk about putting a wet blanket on anybody in government's willingness to be bold in their recommendations and so forth ...

11)  ... to what's relevant and material, or am I being a spoilsport, wet blanket, skunk at garden party, and all that?

12)  Yeesh, such a heavy-hearted wet blanket!

13)  They could easily assume I'm simply a pessimist, wet blanket, etc.

14)  Not to be the wet blanket here, but keep in mind, conference realignment rumors will continue to surface.

15)  So, because someone had to be a wet blanket, McAfee also published The 12 Scams of Christmas, which looks at the risks ...

16)  ... shooting down ideas (before trying them out, naturally) and being a wet blanket.

17)  You are a wet blanket, a killjoy. Instead of encouraging, you say stuff like " It must ...

18)  At the risk of sounding like a bit of a wet blanket, though, I must remind you of the lesson of Concorde.

19)  The problem is that, as written and performed, Craig is a wet blanket; a bore that not even a boisterous rock-and-roll dream sequence can liven up.

20)  I wasn't trying to be a wet blanket, or overly negative. Just trying to emphasize how critical it is to have ...