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be a nine days' wonder

UK old-fashioned to be a ​cause of ​greatexcitement or ​interest for a ​shorttime but then ​quicklyforgotten
(Definition of be a nine days' wonder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be a nine days' wonder”
in Chinese (Simplified) 是昙花一现的新鲜事物,是轰动一时的事物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 是曇花一現的新鮮事物,是轟動一時的事物…
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