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泼冷水
Simplified 泼冷水
Traditional 潑冷水
Pin Yin
po1 leng3 shui3
English
  • to dampen one's enthusiasm
  • (lit.) to pour cold water on
Examples:
1. 别让你的亲戚来给你的乐观态度泼冷水
Don't let relatives to pour cold water on your optimism.
2. 不要对这个主意泼冷水
Don't pour cold water on the idea.
3. 他们对他的想法泼冷水时, 他并不泄气。
He wasn't discouraged when they threw cold water on his ideas.
4. 向广大干部和积极分子泼冷水是不对的。
It would not be right to dampen their spirits.
5. 这真是倒楣透顶的事;我尽量地泼冷水
It's an infernal mischance; I've done my best to discourage it.
6. 她想搬进自己的公寓,但她的双亲却给这个想法泼冷水
She wants to move into her own apartment but her parents are throwing cold water on the idea.
7. 这是泼冷水
That's pouring cold water.
8. 我们打算开个花店,可是父亲却给我们泼冷水
We planned to start a florist shop, but Father threw cold water on the idea.