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damp squib Explained

damp squib at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=damp squib
  • A firework that fails to go off, due to wetting.
    1. Inter: idiomatic » by extension Anything that doesn’t work properly, or fails to come up to expectations.
    2. Inter: quote-news »


    |year=2012
    |date=December 29
    |author=Paul Doyle
    |title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle
    |work=The Guardian
    |url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/dec/29/arsenal-newcastle-united-premier-league
    |page=
    |passage=Arsène Wenger confessed: "The result was not an accurate indication of the match." Certainly, at half-time it seemed unlikely that Arsenal would catch fire so spectacularly because the first half was a damp squib of a display from Wenger's team, as Newcastle initially showed no ill-effects from their Old Trafford ordeal.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » firework that fails to go off, due to wetting
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|fuser


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pétard mouillé
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Blindgänger|m, Inter: t+ » de|Versager|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » anything that doesn’t work properly
    • French: pétard mouillé


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Schuss in den Ofen|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: el » damp squib
    Translation: fr » damp squib
    Translation: kn » damp squib
    Translation: ta » damp squib