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A spoilsport or killjoy.‘it's hard not to feel like a bit of a Grinch criticizing the importance of 'zine culture’
- ‘I don't mean to sound like a Grinch, but that's just the way it is.’
- ‘Ironically, even the Grinches among us are a targeted market during the holidays.’
- ‘If you want to avoid receiving gifts all together, I'm afraid there's no polite way to do that without seeming the Grinch.’
- ‘Not to be a Grinch, but there is one historical trend that could bring the holiday blues to all but one candidate.’
- ‘Well, I may have had a lot of Grinches to contend with this year, but that doesn't mean I've lost my belief in Santa Claus!’
- ‘The anti-religion Grinches are out in full force this Christmas season.’
1970s: the name of a character in the children's story How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr Seuss.
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