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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.
Translations of “a flash in the pan”
in Chinese (Traditional) 曇花一現…
in Russian мимолетный успех…
in Turkish anlık/geçici bir başarı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昙花一现…
in Polish krótkotrwały sukces…
(Definition of a flash in the pan from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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