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take the wind out of someone's sails

Slang definitions & phrases for take the wind out of someone's sails

take the wind out of someone's sails

verb phrase

To reduce someone's initiative or momentum; to rob of an advantage: hate to take the wind out of your sails

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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