nine days' wonder

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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.
See also: nine, wonder
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: nine, wonder
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a nine days' wonder

something that attracts enthusiastic interest for a short while but is then ignored or forgotten.
See also: nine, wonder
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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.
See also: nine, wonder
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While his wife--well, by those who knew her best she was endearingly termed "The Mother of the Gracchi." Needless to state, this inexplicable will was a nine day's wonder; but the expectant public was disappointed in that no contest was made.