(something) was a letdown

A "letdown" is something that wasn't as good as you expected it to be. Here are some things that might be letdowns:

  • a movie that looked good in previews, but was boring when you watched it
  • an album by a singer that you used to like, but who has now changed her style
  • a restaurant that you read good reviews of, but didn't like when you went there

The phrase "___ was a letdown" is a little casual. A more formal alternative is "___ was disappointing."

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