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1. My dictionary tells me that no one knows the origin of that word. It means exaggerated promotion or publicity.
For example: Go to Dr. X. She is the greatest, most fabulous , most beautiful, and most intelligent doctor in the whole
world and even in the universe!!!
Do you think that it would be possible for Dr. X to "live up to the hype"? That is, do you think that she could actually be
the greatest, most fabulous, most wonderful, and most intelligent doctor in the world? Of course, not!
2. In country X, the media (newspapers, TV stations, etc.) hype [this can also be a verb] certain politicians as being
almost supermen. Of course, no politician can be a superman. They cannot live up to the hype (that is, they cannot be
the person that they are said to be by the media). When the people see that a certain politician does not live up to
the hype (exaggerated claims), they are very disappointed.
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