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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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).
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?
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.
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.