not all it is cracked up to be

not as good or special as people said or believed.

The general opinion is that love affairs aren't all they're cracked up to be.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • not all somebody's cracked up to be — not all, everything, etc. sb s cracked ˈup to be idiom (informal) not as good as people say • He s not nearly such a good writer as he s cracked up to be. Main entry: ↑crackidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not all it's cracked up... — See all it s cracked up to be …   English idioms

  • not all it's cracked up to be — adjective Not as good as claimed; falling short of expectations. He quickly found that the new version of Windows is not all its cracked up to be …   Wiktionary

  • not everything somebody's cracked up to be — not all, everything, etc. sb s cracked ˈup to be idiom (informal) not as good as people say • He s not nearly such a good writer as he s cracked up to be. Main entry: ↑crackidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not be all it's cracked up to be — (not) be all it s cracked up to be if something is not all it s cracked up to be, it is not as good as people say it is. Her latest book isn t all it s cracked up to be. I wouldn t bother reading it if I were you. It s a good restaurant, but it s …   New idioms dictionary

  • all it's cracked up to be — noun as good as claims or reputation would suggest This expensive software is not all it’s cracked up to be. It still has a lot of problems …   Wiktionary

  • all it's cracked up to be — as good as the ads say, live up to the reports    The new computer isn t all it s cracked up to be. It s not so hot …   English idioms

  • not all there — Synonyms and related words: abnormal, arrested, babbling, backward, bereft of reason, blithering, brainsick, burbling, crackbrained, cracked, crazed, crazy, cretinistic, cretinous, daft, deluded, demented, deprived of reason, deranged,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • be all it's cracked up to be — (not) be all it s cracked up to be if something is not all it s cracked up to be, it is not as good as people say it is. Her latest book isn t all it s cracked up to be. I wouldn t bother reading it if I were you. It s a good restaurant, but it s …   New idioms dictionary

  • Cracked (magazine) — Cracked Editor Sol Brodsky (founding editor) Categories Satirical magazine Frequency Monthly Publisher Major Magazines …   Wikipedia


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