not all it's cracked up to be

not all it's cracked up to be

It is disappointing, it does not live up to its reputation, as in The restaurant wasn't all it's cracked up to be. This term uses crack up in the sense of "to praise," which survives only in this expression. [Colloquial; early 1800s]
See also: all, cracked, not, up
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It's not all it's cracked up to be, according to Ivanka Trump, Donald's daughter and one of the 10 privileged progeny featured in HBO's fall documentary ``Born Rich.