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Follow a paper comet

Posted by ESC on January 12, 2003

In Reply to: Follow a paper comet posted by green on January 12, 2003

: I read this recently and have no idea what was intended. ??

I've never heard the expression. Here's a guess: a paper comet would burn out quickly so maybe "following a paper comet" is symbolic of leadership that will fail or go nowhere.

How is the expression used in a sentence?