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nine days' wonder

noun

: something (such as a news story) that people talk about a lot but only for a short time

Full Definition of NINE DAYS' WONDER

:  something or someone that creates a short-lived sensation —called also nine day wonder

Examples of NINE DAYS' WONDER

  1. She left her husband and ran away with a younger man. It was a nine days' wonder.

First Known Use of NINE DAYS' WONDER

1594

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