non-event


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non-event

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noun flop (informal), failure, disappointment, fiasco, dud (informal), washout, clunker (informal) Unfortunately, the entire evening was a total non-event.
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non-event

[ˌnonɪˈvent] Nfracaso m, fiasco m
it was a non-eventfue un fiasco

non-event

[ˈnɒnɪˈvɛnt] ndelusione f
the party turned out to be a non-event → la festa è stata deludente or una delusione
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With Japan's NTT DoCoMo still the sole standard-bearer for the W-CDMA technology in the face of ever-lengthening 3G launch delays by European operators, 2003 will be another non-event for the W-CDMA strain of 3G.
We haven't heard that much from Frank since he brought Mike Tyson over for some non-event fight in Glasgow a couple of years ago, praising him as "a perfect gentleman" the day before Iron Mike went crazy and gave Frank a slap in the chops (pictured above).
The result of our efforts created a non-event in which reliable data were always available in the right place, at the right time -- a key Schlumberger objective.
Piers Merchant, campaigns director for the London Chamber of Commerce, said: "In a sense the protest was a non-event in the City.
If we accept Italian football is now second-rate (despite the result of Wednesday's non-event at Elland Road), how come the two Milan clubs are ahead of Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Cup betting?
The warehouse went live over a single weekend and it was a complete non-event for the IT team - with no technical errors or issues arising from this implementation.
Home Office minister Paul Boateng, with an air of breathtaking arrogance, has dismissed it as a non-event, with the insulting comment: "Nobody was injured.
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SKIPPER Gareth Southgate has warned that Aston Villa's season is in danger of "fizzling out into a non-event.
The former Boro midfielder was impressed by the home side's first-half display on Saturday but described the second half as a non-event.
The incident with Ben Duckett was not malicious and was a bit of a non-event, but we understand that in this climate we have to be smarter in the future," he wrote in his national newspaper column.