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take the gilt off the gingerbread

UK literary
to spoil something that is in every other way enjoyable: We had a great trip, but our flight home was badly delayed, which took the gilt off the gingerbread.
(Definition of take the gilt off the gingerbread from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take the gilt off the gingerbread”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使某事物失去吸引力…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使某事物失去吸引力…
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