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Saying in original language: Die Luft ist draussen.
English translation of the saying: The air is out.
Language: German
Meaning in English: This is said in situations where people have been working on / doing something and now the thrill has gone or people are simply exhausted. It is not as rewarding as it used to be. I think it is a nice metaphor. E.g. when you think of the tension of a matress when it is fully inflated and afterwards when the air is out. It really is sometimes the same with people. First there is also tension, even enthusiasm. And later then, when the goals have not been achieved as expected this might turn into a kind of frustration, low tension... I wonder if this metaphor also exists in other languages.
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