Author Topic: Flash in the pan  (Read 138 times)

Offline Talk Merit

Flash in the pan
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:13:37 AM »
The phrase "A flash in the pan" dates from the days of flintlock muskets. They had a small pan of gunpowder which was ignited by abrading a flint when the trigger was pulled. If the gunpowder flared, but didn't result in the emission of a bullet or other projectile, then it was described as a "flash in the pan".

Offline gawer33

Re: Flash in the pan
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 03:15:42 AM »
never heard of that phrase can someone use it in a sentence

Offline Talk Merit

Re: Flash in the pan
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 08:17:28 AM »
His excellent first post describing an ATM fraud turned out to be a flash in the pan, all his subsequent posts have been bounty spamming rubbish.