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English definition of “spike sb's guns”

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spike sb's guns

to spoil someone's plans: We wanted to build an extra room onto the side of our house, but our neighbours spiked our guns.
Translations of “spike sb's guns”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打亂(某人)的計劃…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打乱(某人)的计划…
(Definition of spike sb's guns from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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