nine day wonder
noun see nine days' wonder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nine-day wonder — nine day/seven day/one day/wonder phrase someone or something that people are interested in and excited about for a short time only The news of their affair was only a nine day wonder. Thesaurus: something that is popular only for a short… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nine-day wonder —    An event which is a nine day wonder causes interest, surprise or excitement for a short time, but it doesn t last.     His sudden departure was a nine day wonder but he was soon forgotten …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • nine day wonder — ↑nine days wonder …   Useful english dictionary

  • nine day wonder — noun Something that generates interest for a limited time and is then abandoned. The pleasant scandal which arose next day, / The nine days wonder which was brought to light, / And how Alfonso sued for a divorce, / Were in the English newspapers …   Wiktionary

  • nine day wonder — noun an event, etc., that arouses great but short lived popular interest. Also, nine days wonder. {? from a Middle English proverb that a novelty attracts attention for only nine days} …   Australian English dictionary

  • (a) nine-day wonder — someone or something that causes interest or excitement for a short period but is then quickly forgotten. His music was derided by an older generation convinced that he was a nine day wonder …   New idioms dictionary

  • nine days' wonder — noun : an object or event that creates a short lived sensation those political explosions … that make a nine days wonder till something fresh comes along Mary Deasy a nine days wonder, fated to sink swiftly into obscurity Times Literary… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nine days' wonder — noun Date: 1594 something or someone that creates a short lived sensation called also nine day wonder …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nine days' wonder — ► nine days (or seven day or one day) wonder something that attracts great interest for a short while but is then forgotten. Main Entry: ↑wonder …   English terms dictionary

  • nine days' (or seven-day or one-day) wonder — something that attracts great interest for a short while but is then forgotten. → wonder …   English new terms dictionary

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