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set (oneself) up for a letdown

To set one's expectations so high that one will inevitably be disappointed by the outcome. Sometimes hyphenated as "let-down." I know you're really excited for this movie to come out, but I think you're setting yourself up for a letdown. John was so convinced that his relationship with Mary was perfect that he set himself up for a let-down in the long run.
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letdown

Something that is disappointing, usually because it did not meet one's high expectations about it. Not getting tickets to the game after my aunt promised them to us is a real letdown. Sue was really excited about her new position, but now that's she's in it, it seems to be a letdown.
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The RGS enhances this system, whereby a liquid-color drum is mounted on a self-calibrating weigh scale that continually reports the weight of the contents to the controller as a means of ensuring that the target letdown ratio is maintained.
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What is difficult is stabilizing the pigment properly so that it does not flocculate in the paste, on letdown, or when the paint is shipped and stored.
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Barry banger Steve Anning also travels north, after last month's letdown when opponent Mike Reid pulled out of a scheduled bout in Glasgow.
STEVEN GERRARD admitted Liverpool's season had so far been ``a real letdown'' after the Reds lost yet more ground on the leading pack with a goalless draw at Middlesbrough.
ONCE again Shola's ball control's a letdown, defence a shambles, Dabizas should be given a new start.
But, that same bow will have about a 56-pound peak weight and a 17-pound holding weight during the letdown cycle, giving it an effective letoff of 70-74 percent.
It was a big letdown after the season had got off to a cracking start with three golds in Belgium.
The resulting increase in tinctorial strength and high levels of jetness attainable are said to drastically reduce letdown ratios of conventional carbon black colorants, as well as coloring costs, shipping costs and colorant inventory space.