Idiom: Not with a bang but a whimper
What does 'Not with a bang but a whimper' mean?
To end on a muted note - most likely in a situation where one would have expected a more spectacular finish. This expression was coined by T.S. Elliot in his 1925 poem, The Hollow Men, which ends: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.
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- Contributed By: oregongin
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