cast a pall over something

to create an unpleasant situation or mood

His comments cast a pall over the meeting.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • cast a pall over something — cast a pall over (something) to spoil something. Her illness cast a pall over the awards ceremony. Etymology: from the literal meaning of a pall (= something, such as smoke or fog or dust in the air, that makes the sky dark) …   New idioms dictionary

  • cast a pall over something — phrase to create an unpleasant situation or mood His comments cast a pall over the meeting. Thesaurus: to make something worsesynonym Main entry: pall …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast a pall over something — cast a pall on/over (something) if an unpleasant event or piece of news casts a pall on something, it spoils it. News of her sudden death cast a pall on the awards ceremony …   New idioms dictionary

  • cast a pall on something — cast a pall on/over (something) if an unpleasant event or piece of news casts a pall on something, it spoils it. News of her sudden death cast a pall on the awards ceremony …   New idioms dictionary

  • cast a pall over — (something) to spoil something. Her illness cast a pall over the awards ceremony. Etymology: from the literal meaning of a pall (= something, such as smoke or fog or dust in the air, that makes the sky dark) …   New idioms dictionary

  • cast a pall over — cast a pall on/over (something) if an unpleasant event or piece of news casts a pall on something, it spoils it. News of her sudden death cast a pall on the awards ceremony …   New idioms dictionary

  • cast a pall on — cast a pall on/over (something) if an unpleasant event or piece of news casts a pall on something, it spoils it. News of her sudden death cast a pall on the awards ceremony …   New idioms dictionary

  • pall — pall1 [ pɔl ] noun 1. ) singular something such as smoke, dust, or cloud that covers an area and makes it darker: pall of: a thick pall of cigarette smoke 2. ) count a COFFIN a ) a thick cloth used for covering a COFFIN cast a pall over something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pall — I UK [pɔːl] / US [pɔl] noun Word forms pall : singular pall plural palls 1) [singular] something such as smoke, dust, or cloud that covers an area and makes it darker pall of: a thick pall of cigarette smoke 2) a) [countable] a coffin b) a thick… …   English dictionary

  • pall — [[t]pɔ͟ːl[/t]] palls, palled 1) VERB: no cont If something palls, it becomes less interesting or less enjoyable after a period of time. Already the allure of meals in restaurants had begun to pall. Syn: wear off 2) N COUNT: usu N of n If a pall… …   English dictionary

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