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I lay out my worries here not as a wet blanket, but because I am a worrier.A doctor on 9 things that could go wrong with the new vaccines|F. Perry Wilson|December 11, 2020|Vox
Aside from a blanket ban, social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit are nearly impossible to control.
Fidel jumped out and hopped into the ocean without getting wet.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Have you noticed there are some people who would love to put a big wet blanket on all of this?Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians)|Brandy Zadrozny|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After she “got her feet wet,” Knox began writing under her own name.Amanda Knox, Cub Reporter: The Convicted Murderer Is Now Writing Theater Reviews for a Small Seattle Paper|Justin Miller|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If those dry counties get wet, those border stores could find their revenue drying up.
He turned to the gentle accents of his sweet Alice, breathed in a letter which had been wet with her grateful tears.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Turn we our backs to the cold gloomy north, to the wet windy west, to the dry parching east—on to the south!
He swerved as he passed it, and, looking, saw that it was a bundle wrapped in a striped blanket.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The farmer told him it was six miles; "but," he added, "you must ride sharp, or you will get a wet jacket before you reach it."
And, old ink pot, tuck a horse blanket under my chin, and rub me down with brickbats while I feed!
British Dictionary definitions for wet blanket
Cultural definitions for wet blanket
Someone who dampens enthusiasm: “We were all having a good time until Harold walked in and started acting like a wet blanket.”
Other Idioms and Phrases with wet blanket
A person who discourages enjoyment or enthusiasm, as in Don't be such a wet blanket—the carnival will be fun! This expression alludes to smothering a fire with a wet blanket. [Early 1800s]