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seven-day wonder

A person or thing that generates interest for only a short amount of time. The band's biggest fear was becoming a seven-day wonder, soon to be forgotten when the next big sound hit the airwaves.
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a seven-day wonder

Fig. a person or a process supposedly perfected in only seven days. (Sarcastic.) Tommy is no seven-day wonder. It took him 6 years to get through high school!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'Hunting is a seven day wonder issue being pushed by the politically correct but Iraqi men, women and children dying and British troops and civilians under threat because of our involvement in Iraq is not an irrelevance.'
Kerrigan laughs at his own seven day wonder almost five years ago when he stood in for the departing Martin McHugh just two months later the wily little Donegal man had led Cavan out of Ulster.
It'll all be a seven day wonder and then life will overtake them and they'll move on to something else, if they haven't done so already!
When issues like this have no bearing on individual clubs, they tend to turn into a seven day wonder.