to cramp your style / to cramp one's style

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Claire Hemming

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English - UK
Como se dice en castellano:

to cramp your style

For example, a daughter and mother go shopping and they bump into the daughter's friends who say they are going to the cinema. The daughter wants to go so says to her mum "let's go" (suggesting that the mother should go with them). However, the mother says, "no, it's alright darling, I'll go home now, I don't want to cramp your style!" (the mother feels she would get in the way of her daughter's fun or is too old to go).

"I don't want to cramp your style" means that the speaker feels they are not good enough or appropriate to hang out / accompany someone in a particular situation.

Muchas gracias!
 
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