A damp squib 希望落空

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Image caption A woman carries the Olympic torch in the heavy rain in Southend-on-Sea, England. Photo: Ben Birchall

A damp squib 希望落空

如果形容某事為 A damp squib 意思就是事情根本不像預想的那麼好,希望落空了。


I heard it was going to be the greatest fireworks display ever but it turned out to be a damp squib. Everything was finished in 30 seconds and half of them didn」t work.

The opening ceremony was a bit of a damp squib. It wasn」t as spectacular as I thought it would be and I got bored towards the end.

My 18th birthday party turned out to be a damp squib. Only two people turned up and the food I ordered was rubbish.


另一個短語 damp something down 意思是降低,抑制。

She tried to damp down rumours about her relationship with her boss