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    looking for an expression denoting extreme disappointment

    Hello, all.

    I am wondering if there is an English expression about something starting out really promising, but ending in an entirely disappointing fashion. The TV show "Lost" would be a good example of what I am trying to say.

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    Re: looking for an expression denoting extreme disappointment

    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    Hello, all.

    I am wondering if there is an English expression about something starting out really promising, but ending in an entirely disappointing fashion. The TV show "Lost" would be a good example of what I am trying to say.

    Thanks.
    "Well, that wasn't all it was cracked up to be!"

    "Well, that turned out to be a damp squib!"

    "That promised more than it delivered."


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    Re: looking for an expression denoting extreme disappointment

    I heard another one yesterday: come in with a bang, go out with a whimper.

    Still, none of these are forceful enough to express what I want to say.

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