flash in the pan

  • 1 flash in the pan — Flash Flash (fl[a^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flashed} (fl[a^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flashing}.] [Cf. OE. flaskien, vlaskien to pour, sprinkle, dial. Sw. flasa to blaze, E. flush, flare.] 1. To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Flash and the Pan — was an Australian New Wave group (essentially an ongoing studio project) formed in the late 1970s by Harry Vanda and George Young, both former members of the Easybeats. George Young is also an older brother to Angus Young and Malcolm Young of… …

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  • 3 Flash And The Pan — war eine australische Band, die im Kern auf The Easybeats zurückging. Die beiden hauptsächlichen Songschreiber der Easybeats, George Young und Harry Vanda, blieben nach dem Ende der Band 1969 zusammen, um weiter als Team zu arbeiten. Sie wurden… …

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  • 4 Flash in the pan — Flash Flash, n.; pl. {Flashes}. 1. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Flash and the Pan — war eine australische Band, die im Kern auf The Easybeats zurückging. Die beiden hauptsächlichen Songschreiber der Easybeats, George Young und Harry Vanda, blieben nach dem Ende der Band 1969 zusammen, um weiter als Team zu arbeiten. Sie wurden… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 6 Flash in the pan — Pan Pan, n. [OE. panne, AS. panne; cf. D. pan, G. pfanne, OHG. pfanna, Icel., Sw., LL., & Ir. panna, of uncertain origin; cf. L. patina, E. paten.] 1. A shallow, open dish or vessel, usually of metal, employed for many domestic uses, as for… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 flash in the pan — If something is a flash in the pan, it is very noticeable but doesn t last long, like most singers, who are very successful for a while, then forgotten …

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  • 8 flash in the pan — ► flash in the pan a sudden but brief success. [ORIGIN: with allusion to the priming of a firearm, the flash arising from an explosion of gunpowder within the lock.] Main Entry: ↑flash …

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  • 9 Flash and the Pan — est un groupe de musique australien fondé à la fin des années 1970. Il est connu entre autres pour la chanson Midnight Man sortie au milieu des années 1980. Portail de l’Australie …

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  • 10 flash in the pan — noun someone who enjoys transient success but then fails • Hypernyms: ↑failure, ↑loser, ↑nonstarter, ↑unsuccessful person * * * 1. : the firing of the priming in the pan of a flintlock musket without discharging the piece 2 …

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  • 11 flash in the pan — {n. phr.}, {slang} A person or thing that starts out well but does not continue. * /The new quarterback was a flash in the pan./ * /Mary got 100 on the first test in arithmetic but it was just a flash in the pan because she failed in arithmetic./ …

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  • 12 flash in the pan — {n. phr.}, {slang} A person or thing that starts out well but does not continue. * /The new quarterback was a flash in the pan./ * /Mary got 100 on the first test in arithmetic but it was just a flash in the pan because she failed in arithmetic./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 13 flash in the pan —    If something is a flash in the pan, it is very noticeable but doesn t last long, like most singers, who are very successful for a while, then forgotten.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you refer to somebody s success as a flash in… …

    English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 14 flash\ in\ the\ pan — n. phr. slang A person or thing that starts out well but does not continue. The new quarterback was a flash in the pan. Mary got 100 on the first test in arithmetic but it was just a flash in the pan because she failed in arithmetic …

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  • 15 flash in the pan — noun a) A transient occurrence with no long term effect. The concept turned out to be merely a flash in the pan, and is no longer used. b) A career notable for early success not followed by significant accomplishment …

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  • 16 flash in the pan — Meaning Something which disappoints by being over too quickly. Origin Muskets used to have small pans to hold the gunpowder fuse. If that flared up without firing the gun that would be a flash in the pan …

    Meaning and origin of phrases

  • 17 flash in the pan — See a flash in the pan …

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  • 18 flash in the pan — something that makes a showy start and then fails His sports career was a flash in the pan. Recently I haven t heard of him at all …

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  • 19 Flash in the pan —   If something is a flash in the pan, it is is very noticeable but doesn t last long, like most singers, who are very successful for a while, then forgotten …

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  • 20 flash in the pan — Etymology: from the firing of the priming in the pan of a flintlock musket without discharging the piece Date: 1706 1. a sudden spasmodic effort that accomplishes nothing 2. one that appears promising but turns out to be disappointing or… …

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