The head is as big as the tiger's and the tail is as thin as the snake's.
a fine start but a poor finish
We should not make a fine start but a poor end no matter what we do. We must have a good end.
In like a lion, out like a lamb.
- A flash in the pan
- Start off with a Bang and end with a whimper
- I've asked you to do this for me because I know you're not a quitter.
- The mountain has Brought forth a mouse
- The story begins dramatically but the plot peters out before the end.
- Whatever we do, we must see things through from beginning to end, and must not do things by halves.
- I must postpone the reply for one moment, or we shall have an anti-climax
- He is of a variable mood; he never finishes what he starts.