a damp squib

a damp squib
Meaning: an event which people think will be exciting but which is disappointing when it happens.
Example: The party turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. Half the people who’d been invited didn’t turn up.

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twenty-three skidoo

Meaning: to depart in a haste

Example: The police threatened to imprison everyone in the crowd that did not 23 skidoo from the park. Read on

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