Is this idiom in current use? What does it mean?
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Would it be possible to mean "let someone down" like:
You promised to go out with me and daughter but why you cast a chill over us.
Does it make sense?
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There is an idiom "cast a pall over" something, but it refers to ruining an event, usually by bringing up topics involving death and/or disease. "Pall" comes from old funeral customs.
The best I can determine from context, it looks like you're trying to find "You promised to go out with my daughter and me (always "and me" comes last in a list), but why did you blow us off?"
To blow someone or something off is to ignore or avoid a person or appointment, usually without advance warning or cancellation.
According to the Chinese translation, it does mean "blow off" or "stand up". But the phrase "cast a chill over" seems not to be valid. Neither you nor Ray has heard it.
I will leave it out.