Definition of fizzer in English:



  • 1British An outstandingly lively, energetic, or excellent thing.

    ‘that fizzer of a letter’
    • ‘He picks up a throw 30 yards out, spins sharply, and hits a fizzer narrowly wide.’
    • ‘But Symes stayed on and was only denied a second by an excellent save from Morgan who tipped a fizzer on to the bar two minutes into the second half.’
  • 2Australian NZ A failure or fiasco.

    ‘the greatest fizzer in the history of Australian politics’
    • ‘The sun comes up but there's heavy cloud cover, so the much-vaunted ‘Dawn at the Stone Circle’ is a bit of a fizzer.’
    • ‘That was a little bit of a fizzer after we had begun what seemed to be quite a promising trek on a pretty meaty inquiry.’
    • ‘There have been plenty of fizzers and one-sided matches in the opening rounds of the Rugby Union World Cup.’
    • ‘Cricket in Central Australia has turned into a real fizzer: rain again prevented the completion of the two-day fixtures.’
    • ‘Well, I am afraid the crusade was rather a fizzer.’
    • ‘So today is a real fizzer and a real disappointment.’
    • ‘Although I would dispute the underlying assumption, I say that the promised fireworks were a fizzer.’
    • ‘Last weekend was another fizzer with the weather turning against us again, making it impossible to put into action any fishing plans.’
    • ‘Day one looked like it was gonna be a fizzer but they turned it on and we had a fully valid day, with most people having a great flight.’
    • ‘James Griffin is a first-class writer for television, but this, his second stage play, is a fizzer.’
    • ‘Counter protests organised by the clergy were much smaller and generally seen as a fizzer.’
    • ‘The ‘great debate’ was of course a fizzer - boring repetition of well-established positions by the two leaders with absolutely no stimulus to anything new or unexpected.’
    • ‘I reckon the week ahead might be a bit of a fizzer for some, but not for me.’
    • ‘Well, it probably was a fizzer for the people that member represents.’
    • ‘All around the country, all commentators have called this Budget an absolute lost opportunity, an absolute fizzer.’
    failure, disaster, catastrophe, debacle, shambles, farce, mess, wreck, ruin, ruination, blunder, botch, abortion
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