Definition All it's cracked up to be

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Definition

(Was the film you saw) all it's cracked up to be?: (Was the film you saw) as good as its reputation, as good as people have said it is?
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Examples

  • "Although the notoriety of the local food movement is increasing, even lending such buzzwords as "food patriotism" (strong belief in sustainable local food chains) and "locavore" (one who eats only local products) to the lexicon, some remain unconvinced that the local food movement is all it's cracked up to be."

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