all show and no go

all show and no go

slang Visually appealing but lacking ability or substance. That Porsche is all show and no go—the previous owner ruined its engine. Patty is beautiful but ditzy, truly all show and no go.
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all show and no go

Sl. equipped with good looks but lacking action or energy. (Used to describe someone or something that looks good but does not perform as promised.) That shiny car of Jim's is all show and no go. He's mighty handsome, but I hear he's all show and no go.
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all show and no go

phr. equipped with good looks but lacking action or energy. (Used to describe someone or something that looks good but does not perform as promised.) That shiny car of Jim’s is all show and no go.
See also: all, and, show