rain on someone's parade

vb
American
to spoil someone's enjoyment, frustrate someone's efforts, etc. A colloquial phrase which gave rise to many more vul-gar synonyms such as piss in someone's pool or on someone's chips

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • rain on someone's parade — rain on someone’s parade mainly american informal phrase to do something to stop someone enjoying something good that is happening to them Thesaurus: to be cruel or unkind to someonesynonym Main entry: rain * * * informal prevent someone from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rain on someone's parade — rain on (someone s) parade to do something that spoils someone s plans. I m sorry to rain on your parade, but you re not allowed to have alcohol on the premises …   New idioms dictionary

  • rain on someone’s parade — AND rain on someone or something in. to spoil something for someone. □ I hate to rain on your parade, but your plans are all wrong. □ She really rained on our parade. □ Did anyone rain on the meeting? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rain on someone's parade — verb To disappoint or discourage someone. I hate to rain on your parade, but lots of people have tried that strategy and it hasnt worked yet …   Wiktionary

  • rain on someone's parade — mainly American informal to do something to stop someone enjoying something good that is happening to them …   English dictionary

  • rain on someone or something — Go to ain on someone’s parade …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rain on parade — rain on (someone s) parade to do something that spoils someone s plans. I m sorry to rain on your parade, but you re not allowed to have alcohol on the premises …   New idioms dictionary

  • rain — rain1 [ reın ] noun *** uncount water that falls in drops from clouds in the sky: Drops of rain ran down the window pane. Outside the rain continued to fall steadily. heavy/torrential/pouring rain (=a lot of rain): Heavy rain has been forecast… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rain — I UK [reɪn] / US noun Word forms rain : singular rain plural rains *** a) [uncountable] water that falls in drops from clouds in the sky Drops of rain ran down the window pane. Outside the rain continued to fall steadily. heavy/torrential/pouring …   English dictionary

  • parade — /pəˈreɪd / (say puh rayd) noun 1. show, display, or ostentation: to make a parade of one s emotions. 2. the orderly assembly of troops, Scouts, or any other body, for inspection, display, or any other purpose. 3. the troops, etc., so assembled. 4 …   Australian English dictionary

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