put a damper on

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See: discourage
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The new rules put a damper on 1P selling models, pricing discounts, supplier exclusives, and supplier shares of sales above 25%, all of which are important to both companies' planned models, he points out.
Summary: Italians are voting in the second day of regional elections but scandals appear to have put a damper on turnout.
The terrorist attacks didn't put a damper on the conference.