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nothingburger

or noth·ing bur·ger

[ nuhth-ing-bur-ger ]
/ ˈnʌθ ɪŋˌbɜr gər /
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noun Slang
an often highly publicized event or situation that is said to have less impact or significance than expected: The meeting of world leaders turned out to be a big nothingburger.
a person of little or no importance; a nothing; a nobody: She's a minor celebrity—a nothingburger.
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Origin of nothingburger

First recorded in 1950–55; nothing + burger
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