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Someone or something that disappoints or does not meet expectations. The film got a lot of hype, but I thought it was a bit of a damp squib.
a damp squib(British & Australian)
an event which people think will be exciting but which is disappointing when it happens
Usage notes: A squib is a type of firework (= a small container filled with chemicals which explodes to produce bright lights and loud noises) and if it becomes wet, it will not explode.The party turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. Half the people who'd been invited didn't turn up.
n. a notice; a small advertisement. There was a squib in the paper about your project.