not what (something) is cracked up to be

not what (something) is cracked up to be

Not as good, enjoyable, impressive, or worthwhile as something is reputed or said to be. Honestly, the movie isn't what it's cracked up to be. Maybe I'm just not the right audience for it. I thought being self-employed would make life a lot more flexible and stress-free, but it's definitely not what it's cracked up to be.
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