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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Top of the Pops in its earliest days was a good forum for talent but it is no wonder it was ditched by the Beeb when some of the performers that appeared in its latter stages will not be around in one to two years time because they are seven-day wonders and only get by lip-synching.
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