nine days' wonder

nine days' wonder
noun Date: 1594 something or someone that creates a short-lived sensation — called also nine day wonder

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  • nine days' wonder — an event or thing that arouses considerable but short lived interest or excitement. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

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  • The Nine Days Wonder — Infobox Television episode Title = The Nine Days Wonder Series = Upstairs, Downstairs Caption = James and Frederick Season = 5 Episode = 9 Airdate = 2 November 1975 Production = 9 Writer = Jeremy Paul Director = Simon Langton Guests = Episode… …   Wikipedia

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  • (a) nine days' wonder — a ˌnine days ˈwonder idiom a person or thing that makes people excited for a short time but does not last very long Main entry: ↑nineidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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