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damp squibnoun [C]

uk   us   UK
an ​event that is not as ​exciting or ​popular as ​peoplethought it would be: After all that ​mediaattention, the ​wholeeventturned out to be a ​bit of a ​dampsquib, with very few ​peopleattending.
(Definition of damp squib from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “damp squib”
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人空欢喜之事, 效果不理想之事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人空歡喜之事, 效果不理想之事…
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