strike\ a\ sour\ note


strike\ a\ sour\ note
• strike a sour note
• hit a sour note
v. phr.
To spoil the mood at a gathering by hearing some bad news.

The news of Mr. Brown's sudden illness struck a sour note during our New Year's Eve party.

Compare: spit into the wedding cake

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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