A downer

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A downer

Post by Stevenloan » Thu May 16, 2019 11:26 am

Brother A: I have just got a work promotion.
Brother B: Congratulations!
Brother A: Let's go to a restaurant to celebrate right now.
Borther B: I don't want to be a downer but I have to study for my final exam.

Hi everyone! I use "I don't want to be a downer" to mean that "I don't want to make you unhappy". Is it used correctly in this case?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Re: A downer

Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri May 17, 2019 12:37 am

Yes. "I don't want to spoil your [good] mood / upset your expectations" is the basic idea here.
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Re: A downer

Post by Stevenloan » Sat May 18, 2019 1:46 am

Erik: Thanks very much for your help and your definition.

StevenLoan
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