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ninety-day wonder

[nahyn-tee-dey]
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noun Informal.
  1. an officer commissioned in a branch of the armed forces after an unusually short training period, especially after a three-months officers' training course during World War II.

Origin of ninety-day wonder

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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