English version

a false dawn

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha false dawna false dawnHOPEsomething that seems positive or hopeful but really is not There was talk of share prices recovering, but that was just a false dawn. dawn
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a false dawnThat proved to be a false dawn, as Moravcik's replacement, McNamara, was the one who scored.Tracers lit up the fog like a false dawn.It was a false dawn, replaced soon after by a now starless night that was blacker than the previous hours.
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