Rain on someone’s parade

Definition

Rain on someone’s parade is an idiom that means to spoil someone’s plans, enthusiasm, or good mood.

Examples

Don’t rain on her parade – she was so excited about the party!

Please don’t be the one to rain on our parade – we’re all looking forward to the picnic.

I hate it when people try to rain on my parade – I’m just trying to have a good time!

Don’t let them rain on your parade – you can do whatever you set your mind to!

I’m not going to rain on your parade – I think it’s a great idea!

Origin

The origin of this phrase is uncertain, but it likely originates from the idea of spoiling a parade of people with rain.

FAQs

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What does ‘Rain on someone’s parade’ mean?

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Rain on someone’s parade is an idiom that means to spoil someone’s plans, enthusiasm, or good mood.