take the gloss off sth Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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take the gloss off sth

to make an event or occasion less special and enjoyable: The bad weather really took the gloss off our trip to the zoo.
Translations of “take the gloss off sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 煞…的風景, 使黯然失色, 使遜色…
in Chinese (Simplified) 煞…的风景, 使黯然失色, 使逊色…
(Definition of take the gloss off sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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