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all sizzle and no steak

Disappointing or anticlimactic. Having an exciting, promising, important, or aggrandizing buildup that proves to be unwarranted. Everyone is in a panic over the supposed water shortages, but personally I think the whole thing is all sizzle and no steak. The film had a lot of hype before its release, but after seeing it, I think it's all sizzle and no steak.
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sizzle a wild card word for words beginning with

S , such as suck, smoke, sister. (Streets. Also for other words with initial S.) Come on, sizzle, time to go.
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mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also fried.) I’d like to go out tonight and get sizzled—maybe that would help me forget Tiffany. Harold got himself sizzled and couldn’t drive to the dance.
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You can work with a carrier that offers state-of-the-art systems, but if those systems aren't coordinated with the whole installation and servicing cycle, the sizzle may be meaningless.
As the backdrop for Summer Sizzle, the BVI is the epitome of luxury and the quintessential travel experience with the most stunning turquoise waters, world-class hotels & villa accommodations, exotic culinary delights and breathtaking vistas all in a naturally elegant setting.
On weekends, Sizzle Pie serves up a slice of breakfast pizza - eggs, bacon and cheese toppings are one option - with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary for $6, Jacobson said.
However, getting back to selling the sizzle in one form or another offers retailers and manufacturers a chance to reconnect with a somewhat lost generation--the highly prized and high-spending 18- to 34-year-old demographic, who seem to be on the verge of reacquainting themselves with the kitchen and cooking.
To get involved, look out for the leaflets in your local B&Q, or ring the Big Sizzle hotline on 0800 454443.
The sizzle jar is capped with the 70mm TRO closure.
Each sauce carries a chilli rating, ranging from chilli-free to sizzling hot, so you can have as much sizzle as you like.
Our team is incredibly excited to be recognized with a prestigious Sizzle Award," said Gina McDuffie, GES' senior vice president of marketing.
And he said the move by assistant regeneration director Nick Edwards to oust Mr Sizzle from Pipers Row was "appropriate".
The new press ad features two packs of bacon, one with a missing sizzle, and the other with the sizzle highlighted with the words 'irresistibility guaranteed'.
The Grove Farm under-sevens have won sponsorship from the Sizzle Batch Bar in Arbury Road, Nuneaton.
com) (Pink Sheets:MFLI) announced today that the release of The Complete Package sizzle reel is imminent as final edits are made prior to the national release to the public and network / cable television executives.
Ruth's Chris will be offering twice the sizzle with a 12-ounce Ribeye and 8-ounce Lobster Tail for $56.
Cook another 1 1/2 minutes, shaking pan occasionally, as olives sizzle and caramelize.
The Big Sizzle, the British Red Cross' first ever UK-wide fundraising event, is taking place throughout this summer and has B&Q as the official sponsor.