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

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not be all it's cracked up to be

informal
to be not as good as people say: This new radio station's not all it's cracked up to be.
Translations of “not be all it's cracked up to be”
in Chinese (Traditional) 並沒有所說的那麽好…
in Chinese (Simplified) 并没有所说的那么好…
(Definition of not be all it's cracked up to be from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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