大家好，欢迎来的饼哥英语的频道，今天我们分享一个非常有用且地道的表达——空欢喜， 这个短语的英文不是“empty excitement”，其正确的含义是：
damp squib 令人空欢喜之事；效果不理想之事
After all that media attention, the whole event turned out to be a bit of a damp squib, with very few people attending.
Thefilmgot a lot of hype,but I thought it was a bit of a dampsquib.
The whole campaign turned out to be a damp squib.
In the end, the party turned out to be rather a damp squib. Half the people who'd been invited didn't turn up.
About 40 people were expected to come to their wedding anniversary. But only 15 people turned up. It was bit of damp squib.