Meaning of “a flash in the pan” in the English Dictionary

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"a flash in the pan" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “a flash in the pan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"a flash in the pan" in American English

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a flash in the pan

something that is interesting for only a short time:

The band was just a flash in the plan with one hit in 2003.

(Definition of “a flash in the pan” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)