Not All it's cracked up to be

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Not All it's cracked up to be : Phrases



Meaning:

Something that once experienced will prove to be less than expected.


Example:

They say being rich is not all it's cracked up to be. But then again, neither is being poor.


Origin:

Crack can be used as a noun meaning a statement or comment. Consider the term wise crack.

As a verb
crack dating back to the 15th century, was to praise or boast. If you cracked up something you sang its praises. Therefore something that is not all it's cracked up to be is something that is not as good as you were told.





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