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English definition of “not all it's cracked up to be”

not all it's cracked up to be

( also not as good as it's cracked up to be) INFORMAL
not as good as people think or say: Being an actor isn't all it's cracked up to be.Disappointing yourself and others
(Definition of not all it's cracked up to be from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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