after the Lord Mayor's show

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Said of a disappointing or mundane event occurring straight after an exciting, magnificent, or triumphal event.

Etymology:

  • From the proverb "After the Lord Mayor's show comes the dust-cart". Bringing up the rear of the Lord Mayor's Show is a team to clean the manure of the pageant's horses.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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