not all it's cracked up to be

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not all it's cracked up 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, amusement parks just aren't all they're cracked up to be.
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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