After-the-lord-mayor-s-show Definition

(idiomatic) Said of a disappointing or mundane event occurring straight after an exciting, magnificent, or triumphal event.

From the proverb "After the Lord Mayor's show comes the dust-cart" ("donkey-cart", or "shit-cart"). Bringing up the rear of the Lord Mayor's Show is a team to clean the manure of the pageant's horses.

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