noun British Informal.
something meant but failing to impress or succeed.
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Origin of damp squib
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby damp squib
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Example sentences from the Web for damp squib
It must be owned that they were decidedly daring, yet in the nature of damp-squib affairs, as it turned out.