a let down

Idiom Definition

"a let down"

a disappointment

Idiom Definition - a let down - a disappointment


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a let down - a disappointment

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  Did you get your big term paper back?

Student 2:  Yes, I did and what a big disappointment.

Student 1:  What do you mean?

Student 2:  Well, I worked so hard and so long on the paper and only got a "C".

Student 1:  Wow!  That is a let down!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a let down - a disappointment

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Well, are you ready to launch your new business?

Friend 2:  No. My loan application was rejected.

Friend 1:  Oh, that must be such a let down.

Friend 2:  I'm feeling very disappointed.

a let down - Usage:


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a let down - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for the idiom a let down.

a let down - Examples:

1)  I love this show, but not this episode and it has been a let down to this new season.

2)  What you may not like are the down-tempo songs that definitely feel like a let down compared to her up-temp songs.

3)  Google's glasses were a little bit of a let down for those of us who wanted a true head-up display.

4)  It was a let down to realize I had been chasing some phantom cultural construct.

5)  The new iPad isn't faster and thus, would be a let down for anyone wanting a faster iPad.

6)  The ending was a bit of a let down after all of the buildup.

7)  There were low points and episodes that felt like a bit of a let down relative to the general quality of the show.

8)  Today felt kind of dull, kind of a let down.

9)  The ending DID seem a bit... of a let down, hurried, and something for quick ending.

10)  The food was a bit of a let down. Accordingly I would not recommend you visit this place.

11)  Every Madonna show I have been to has been a let down and half way through you get bored and fed up. 

12)  Actually, receiving the objects of my fixated imagination was a let down.

13)  What were the writers and creators of the show thinking. I feel like a let down fan.

14)  Claudia was a huge disappointment. And each character's role was just a let down.

15)  The rosemary fries were thin and crispy but the radish salad was kind of a let down, nothing special about it.

16)  These were very nice al dente style. Dessert was also a let down. Beware the ice cream with espresso.

17)  Yes gala events can be a let down as the director/producers or cast only come out for a few minutes to talk.

18)  The beach area is sadly a let down. No sand but a lot of pebbles. 

19)  I keep feeling like a failure and a let down because I can no longer do all the things that I used to do.

20)  Not saying its a bad film but it was definitely a bit of a let down and anti-climax.