from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A disappointment or anticlimax.
- n. The neurohormonal release of milk in dairy cows or in breastfeeding human mothers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A blow to one's self-esteem; a ‘come-down’; a circumstance calculated to let one down, or to act as a drawback.
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This process is called the let-down reflex or let-down.
As "we" know, the better Afghanistan has proved something of a let-down for women, as well as for the many male combatants who have died attempting to create it.
Initially people were interested because it was a new installment in the franchise, but if they do that it's just a let-down film in let-down 3D ..
The nautical costumes are a let-down, too: they look like a pale imitation of the super-sharp outfits for Michael Clark's "Jean Genie" ballet and bulk up the women unflatteringly.
IMHO, this is a bit of a let-down for a crossword which is in one of the, if not the, best newspapers in England.
The big let-down: Executives spent little time talking about plans for the BBX phones.
Could be setting myself up for a big, big let-down …
He kept his feet grounded in reality, and this old theater had a way of making people believe in the impossible, which usually led to a painful let-down.
That often creates a let-down when you get it, because career success doesn't create real long-lasting happiness if you're unhappy.
Sudjic's catalogue of suggestions for reinvigorating the architect's role, however, is a let-down, if not a string of non sequiturs.
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