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For most people, the experience of hypnosis is something of a letdown.

Knowing that nothing was in sight but waiting was a letdown after the activity of the predawn hours.

WORD ORIGIN

also let-down, "disappointment," 1768, from let (v.) + down (adv.). The verbal phrase is from mid-12c. in a literal sense; figuratively by 1795.

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