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English definition of “be a nine days' wonder”

be a nine days' wonder

UK old-fashioned
to be a cause of great excitement or interest for a short time but then quickly forgottenTemporaryShort in time
(Definition of be a nine days' wonder from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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