pour cold water on


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Verb1.pour cold water on - be discouraging or negative about
discourage - deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
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Children pour cold water on themselves under the control of fitness coach Margarita Filimonova (R) at local kindergarten number 317, with the air temperature at about minus 23 degrees Celsius (minus 9.4 degrees Fahrenheit), in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, February 5, 2013.