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虎头蛇尾

hǔ tóu shé wěi

Literal Meaning 字面意思

A tiger’s head with a snake’s tail

Definition 定义

An anti-climax or cop-out; initially enthusiastic and energetic, but deflating later on

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

To lose steam; to peter out; fizzle out; do things by halves

Example 例句

上次看完《冰雪奇缘2》后超级失望的!电影一开始很精彩,但后面就越来越不行了,让人感觉有点虎头蛇尾。 I'm so disappointed by "Frozen 2"! The movie started out exciting, but went downhill, and left everyone with an anticlimactic feeling.

Similar 相似词

半途而废、有始无终

Opposite 相反词

有头有尾、有始有终
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