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Pour cold water on

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Pour cold water on : This phrase is an idiom. It means to discourage someone. When somebody tells you about his plan to do something interesting,you pass a negative remark about his plans, you 'pour cold water on his plan.

For example: Mary's grandfather has not approved of her plans to join the army.He has poured cold water on her dreams.

Sample Usage

The little girl is planning to become a singer. Please encourage her and don't pour cold water on her plans.

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