Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
something that suddenly becomes very popular, but for only a short time
something that is popular or fashionable for only a short time
mainly literary someone or something that people are interested in and excited about for a short time only
someone or something that is popular or successful for a very short time only
something or someone that is very popular for only a short time
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a coloured substance in the form of a small stick that women put on their lips, or a stick of this
moving with rhythm, together as one
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Free thesaurus definition of something that is popular only for a short time from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.