I just wanted to work, and thought it was a fad that would go away.
Since the publication of Elect Mr. Robinson, dystopic ﬁction has become something of a fad.
“Some people talk about how EDM is a fad but it will die when the community dies,” he says.
And we think Twilight may push Bella into fad territory, while Ella (think Fitzgerald) is classy and timeless.
We started off wearing stopwatches as a fad, and one day, this lady came through our project selling shower clocks.
Charity had not come to be a fad then, though there were many earnest workers.
"Watching it this way could get to be a fad," the repairman said, at last, almost inaudibly.
He immediately became the fad; rather, Society split into two factions and was threatened with disruption.
A fad with an uncommon amount of backbone to it, apparently.
Your European reputation came along just about the time the fad for the newest English novel was dying.
1834, "hobby, pet project;" 1881 as "fashion, craze," perhaps shortened from fiddle-faddle. Or perhaps from French fadaise "trifle, nonsense," ultimately from Latin fatuus "stupid."
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