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English definition of “a flash in the pan”

a flash in the pan

something that happened only once or for a short time and was not repeated: Sadly, their success was just a flash in the pan.TemporaryShort in time
(Definition of a flash in the pan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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