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nine days' wonder

Something that generates interest for only a short amount of time. The musician feared becoming a nine days' wonder, forgotten long before he ever achieved success in his career.
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nine days' wonder

Fig. something that is of interest to people only for a short time. Don't worry about the story about you in the newspaper. It'll be a nine days' wonder and then people will forget. The elopement of Bob and Anne was a nine days' wonder. Now people never mention it.
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a nine days' wonder

something that attracts enthusiastic interest for a short while but is then ignored or forgotten.
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a ˌnine days’ ˈwonder

a person or thing that attracts a lot of attention, but only for a short time: The satellite that landed in their garden made the family a bit of a nine days’ wonder, but no one remembers their name now.
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It makes absolute sense - to get embroiled in things that are a mere nine days wonder can be time-wasting and dangerous.
His readings include no fewer than thirty-five works from Shakespeare's most discussed plays to Will Kemp's Kemp's Nine Days Wonder to George Peele's The Old Wives' Tale.