Definition of rain on someone's parade in English:

rain on someone's parade

phrase

informal
  • Prevent someone from enjoying an event; spoil someone's plans.

    • ‘‘You look like someone just rained on your parade,’ Bianca said, hugging me.’
    • ‘Your guesswork is wrong, and I don't mean to rain on your parade, but it is.’
    • ‘I hate to rain on your parade, but I don't think your analysis of the red cell photos in your July 22 commentary is correct.’
    • ‘You just seemed so enthusiastic about the whole thing, and I didn't want to rain on your parade.’
    • ‘I didn't want to rain on his parade, so I kept my mouth shut about my frustrated dream of becoming a marine biologist.’
    • ‘The space agency is anxiously awaiting its first manned flight in two and a half years, but will weather rain on NASA's parade?’
    • ‘Well, Dawnie, I don't want to rain on your parade, but isn't it kind of a lot at once?’
    • ‘We're not raining on your parade just because it's illegal; it's also dangerous for your computer.’
    • ‘I hate to rain on your parade, Sadie, but have you thought about the fact that maybe you just want him because you can't have him now?’
    • ‘Unfortunately several things can go wrong to rain on your parade.’