seven-day wonder


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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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