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The meaning of "a flash in the pan"

" A flash in the pan "
Something that fails to deliver long-term benefit after an initial success.
Ricky Valance was a one-hit wonder. Pretty much a flash in the pan you might say.
Where did it originate?:
The United Kingdom - 17th century.
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