nothingburger

or noth·ing bur·ger

[ nuhth-ing-bur-ger ]

nounSlang
  1. 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.

  2. a person of little or no importance; a nothing; a nobody: She's a minor celebrity—a nothingburger.

Origin of nothingburger

1
First recorded in 1950–55; nothing + burger

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