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#1 2011-10-25 01:29:25

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 945

A flash in the pant

A flash in the pan happens when your powder merely burns superficially in the powder pan of your flintlock, without igniting the powder in the barrel. Some folk have interpreted the idiom as referring to misleading flashes of pyrite while panning for gold. Thinking it refers to heat events, electricity, or any fancy business in the pantal area modernizes it considerably.

Who would have thought that the band with so many credentials in their fast and aggressive career would have to part away with one of the key members of their band. For many, Slipknot has been a band that has withstood the criticism of being just ‘a flash in the pant’ with its New Wave Death Metal that emerged during the late 1990s in America
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Canelo is headed toward being a flash in the pant with a flash career.
Boxing forum

Suddenly 1960 found a new Jaime Bravo in 11th place on the Mexican list for summer and fall. He fought 10 corridas, and cut 20 ears, 5 tails, and 2 hooves! This wild record, in view of Bravo’s past performances, is little less than electrifying, and although many of the aficionados who witnessed a few of these afternoons are still reserving their opinions, this coming year will prove whether this “boom” is a flash in the pants, or something that the young matador can sustain.
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it’s a flash in the pants products that they hope to make alot of money off of it thru they new car customers
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Caveat eggtor on this one.

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#2 2011-10-31 18:43:32

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 827

Re: A flash in the pant

Another common variant, some of which I suspect must be WTF-ish:

But we should all be building crock pot wealth – building up long-term sustainable businesses, not flash in the plan, “latest tactic” strategies that …

To establish the concept as more than a ” flash in the plan” idea, and I made a major effort to produce as many different designs as possible during our first year …

And more generally, he questioned “if Donald Trump is a flash-in-the-plan, why do you keep flashing the same plan?”

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