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It was an unprecedented public involvement in the normally secret negotiations, and it was a painful letdown for many that you could see coming hours before it happened.What’s Behind the Effort to Recall Council President Jen Campbell|Scott Lewis|February 9, 2021|Voice of San Diego
So many times through the first 18 games of the season, the Wizards have come out on the wrong end of these fights, mostly because of a defensive letdown.Wizards rise to their own defense, beat the Heat on the road|Ava Wallace|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
If there’s a letdown of behaviors, it’s going to find a way.D.C. region hits 11-week high in coronavirus infections but avoids spikes seen elsewhere|Dana Hedgpeth, Laura Vozzella, Lola Fadulu, Rebecca Tan|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
It doesn’t fly around like a drone, though, so it’s kind of a letdown after the previous announcement.Amazon’s Fall 2020 products announcements include a security camera drone that flies around your house|Stan Horaczek|September 24, 2020|Popular-Science
When I came back, I just knew that it would feel a bit like a letdown after having had the chance to play in Australia for a full season.Conducting the Mathematical Orchestra From the Middle|Rachel Crowell|September 2, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Over the next couple of years, though, some felt a letdown when they discovered that Borges had written no long works.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else|Allen Barra|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Marlow: Only a bit of a letdown up until the final handful of episodes!‘Orange Is the New Black’: Inside the Wild S2 Finale and What’s Next for Season 3|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kent Sepkowitz wrote this past spring that other HIV "cures" didn't last long and this one was likely to be a letdown.
After the election night letdown the film jumps back to Christmas 2006.Inside ‘Mitt,’ Netflix’s All-Access Mitt Romney Documentary|Marlow Stern|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The film is a hard-to-find creature, a smart rom-com that captures the exuberance of falling in love, and the inevitable letdown.
Someone else—Crag was never quite sure who—wanted an exact description of how the Aztec had handled during letdown.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
Knowing that nothing was in sight but waiting was a letdown after the activity of the predawn hours.Smugglers' Reef|John Blaine
For most people, the experience of hypnosis is something of a letdown.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
No matter how you looked at the situation, the kid was in for a big letdown.A Knyght Ther Was|Robert F. Young
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Other Idioms and Phrases with letdown
Cause to descend, lower, as in They let down the sails. [Mid-1100s]
Also, let up. Slacken, abate, as in Sales are letting down in this quarter, or They didn't let up in their efforts until the end. The first term dates from the mid-1800s, the variant from the late 1700s.
See let someone down. Also see let one's hair down.