Meaning of “cast a shadow over/on sth” in the English Dictionary

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"cast a shadow over/on sth" in British English

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cast a shadow over/on sth


to spoil a good situation with something unpleasant:

Her father's illness had cast a shadow over the birth of her baby.

(Definition of “cast a shadow over/on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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