all sizzle and no steak

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all sizzle and no steak

  1. (idiomatic) A thing or person which fails to measure up to its description or advanced promotion.
    Her latest novel is all sizzle and no steak.
    • 1999, "Nonprofit community increasing nervousness about Year 2000" by Gary M. Grobman. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, vol 4 issue 2.
      Y2K may be the equivalent of the Kohotek comet—all sizzle and no steak.

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