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    Describing a situation

    I want to know the appropriate idiom to use when describing something or a situation which has a high name or a good reputation but in reality it is a disappointment.

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    Re: Describing a situation

    You can say simply that it didn't live up to its reputation.

    If you want something a big more fun, you can say it was all sizzle, but no steak.


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    Re: Describing a situation

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    I want to know the appropriate idiom to use when describing something or a situation which has a high name or a good reputation but in reality it is a disappointment.
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