nine day wonder


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nine day wonder ‎(plural nine day wonders)

  1. (idiomatic) Something that generates interest for a limited time and is then abandoned.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I.188:
      The pleasant scandal which arose next day, / The nine days' wonder which was brought to light, / And how Alfonso sued for a divorce, / Were in the English newspapers, of course.

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