- 复数: squibs;
The party was a bit of a damp squib.
The joke which I thought would make her laugh, proved a damp squib.
Today, the bang from that easy buck also appears to have shrunk to a small squib.
These can be ignited as by means of a squib or exploded with a cartridge.
The pop concert went off like a damp squib when the main actors failed to appear.
The pop concert went off like a damp squib when the main act failed to appear.
North Korea's nuclear test was a damp squib in market terms.
1. firework consisting of a tube filled with powder (as a broken firecracker) that burns with a fizzing noise