flash in the pan

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  • noun

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someone who enjoys transient success but then fails

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The good thing is that he's not a flash in the pan.
If the gunpowder failed to ignite, you would get a flash in the pan, the part that held the gunpowder.
Whether this is a flash in the pan, I don't know,'' said Anthony O'Regan, a political science professor at Los Angeles Valley College in Valley Glen, who has scrambled to incorporate the crisis into his curriculum.
When Jenny of Whitestone, Nuneaton, appears on a quiz show called Flash in the Pan, hosted by Paul Coia, it will be her 10th TV appearance.
Flash in the Pan will be filmed next week and broadcast in the autumn.