flash in the pan

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Words related to flash in the pan

someone who enjoys transient success but then fails

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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.