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letdown

or

let-down

(lĕt′doun′)
n.
1. A decrease, decline, or relaxation, as of effort or energy.
2. A disappointment: The cancellation of the game was a real letdown.
3. The descent made by an aircraft in order to land.
4. A physiological response in lactating females, activated usually in response to sucking or crying by an infant, in which milk previously secreted into the alveoli of the breasts is released into the ducts that lead to the nipple.

milk letdown

, letdown
The ejection of a mother's milk from the alveoli of the breast into the mammary ducts and to the nipple.
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It has been a real letdown that we are in this position but if you are realistic you have to say it has just not happened on the pitch on a consistent basis.''
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While it is heartening to learn that the modern mainstream is learning the value of mixing tart fruits and meats, it's something of a letdown to find that this "novel" antioxidant has been patented, given that Indians subsisted for centuries on fruited pemmican.
You could also, instead, conquer your own VCR, rent Jacques Tati's Playtime or Stanley Kubrick's Lolita, and spare yourself the letdown.