Meaning of “take the gloss off sth” in the English Dictionary

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"take the gloss off sth" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “take the gloss off sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)