not with a bang but with a whimper


not with a bang but with a whimper
(not) with a bang but with a whimper literary if something ends not with a bang but with a whimper, it ends in a disappointing way.

The concert ended not with a bang but with a whimper, the rain forcing the performance to stop fifteen minutes early.


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