Reply to post: Re: Water on Mars turns out to be damp squib

'Water on Mars' re-classified as just 'sand on Mars'

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Re: Water on Mars turns out to be damp squib

Damp squid. It's damp squid.

No it bloody isn't, it's damp squib.

Squib n a small firework or explosive device.

A damp squib is therefore one that doesn't go off - more generally, something that doesn't live up to expectations.

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