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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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The 25 year-old, who first got her break on children's television show Fully Booked, has also presented Eureka and It's A Girl Thing on Sky SHE'S SIZZLING BECAUSE she's now set for even more TV spots in 2006 and has an exciting new series lined up 31HEATHER SUTTIE LAST YEAR (13) Drivetime radio presenter Heather is one of the biggest names on Beat 106, now XFM.
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Sizzling Pub Company is a national chain and we are extremely pleased to have them on board as one of our official club partners.
It was served on a sizzling skillet with garlic mashed potatoes, mushroom cream sauce, sauteed onions and mushrooms.
Sizzling Bolt has been the headline-maker in the competition, winning his two races to date by an aggregate of over 21 lengths.
The 44-year-old actress, who plays the role of a drug smuggling lapdancer in the film, tantalises audiences by showing-off her age-defying figure in a string of sizzling scenes.
Bulgarians and visitors to the country are in for a sizzling hot summer, which was already heralded by the record-highs at the beginning of May.
Not far behind from these ladies is the sizzling porn star Sunny Leone who has posed in a sari of the same colour for a promotional shoot of her upcoming film, Jism 2 .
Demand for food at its traditionally drink-led pubs was boosted by the roll out of its Flaming Grill concept, which offers dishes such as firecracker fajitas, flaming skillets and sweet chilli salmon on sizzling onions, to 68 pubs by the end of its first quarter.
In fact it is so sizzling hot it has broken box office records.
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The Sizzling team completed the ride in only three days, passing through Renfrewshire, Pollock Park, Falkirk and Edinburgh on their way and managed to raise pounds 75,000 in the process.
The poll, conducted by Sizzling Pub Company, asked locals in Newcastle to rank the eight curries on the Sizzling Curry Night menu in order of spiciness, yet only seven per cent managed to list all of the dishes correctly.
Sifting through the neatly laid out designer dress rack, it was decided that the sporty Serbian champion would nail a sizzling look in white Pringle knitwear, an orange Ralph Lauren halterneck dress and a blue Donna Karen mini dress.