wordy wednesday: not all it’s cracked up to be

Today’s idiom: not all it’s cracked up to be

Meaning: not as great as was expected

Origin: Several meanings of “cracked” were found: statement or comment, highly praised, news, first rate or excellent.  It seems to originate from at least the 15th century, when “cracked” meant to be highly praised.

Another phrase with very little to be found on it.

Sources: joe-ks. yahoo answersphrases.

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