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nine days' wonder

Something that generates interest for only a short amount of time. The musician feared becoming a nine days' wonder, forgotten long before he ever achieved success in his career.
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nine days' wonder

Fig. something that is of interest to people only for a short time. Don't worry about the story about you in the newspaper. It'll be a nine days' wonder and then people will forget. The elopement of Bob and Anne was a nine days' wonder. Now people never mention it.
See also: nine, wonder