be not all it's cracked up to be

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be not all it's cracked up to be

To be not as good, enjoyable, special, or worthwhile as people insist or believe. Honestly, the movie isn't all it's cracked up to be. Maybe I'm just not the right audience for it. If you ask me, long-term relationships just aren't all they're cracked up to be.
See also: all, cracked, not, up