nothingburger

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be a nothingburger

informal To seem or be presented as important but turn out to be utterly insignificant or unsubstantial. Used especially in reference to politics. Primarily heard in US. There was so much buildup surrounding his big speech, but it ended up being just another nothingburger full of meaningless, self-aggrandizing fluff. For all the talk about how the new form of digital currency would revolutionize the modern economy, it's really just another vacuous nothingburger doomed to obscurity.
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nothingburger

informal That which is, seems, or is presented as being important but turns out to be utterly insignificant or unsubstantial. Used especially in reference to politics. Also spelled "nothing burger." Primarily heard in US. There was so much buildup surrounding his big speech, but it ended up being just another nothingburger full of meaningless, self-aggrandizing fluff. For all the talk about how the new form of digital currency would revolutionize the modern economy, it's really just another nothingburger doomed to obscurity. His allegations are a total nothing burger. I wasn't even in the office that day.
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