damp squib

noun

Definition of damp squib

British
: something that is disappointing because it is not as exciting or effective as expected The company's stock turned out to be something of a damp squib.

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“Damp squib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damp%20squib. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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