To throw a spanner in the works
The rehearsals were going extremely well until the lead character threw a spanner in the works and quit the play.
They were all set to begin the project, when his manager threw a spanner in the works and cut their funding.
Dropping out of the presentation now would be like throwing a spanner in the works. My classmates are all depending on me to be there!
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