Jeannot

(French). One who is minutely great; one who exercises his talents and ingenuity on trifles; one who after great preparation at table to produce some mighty effect, brings forth only a ridiculous mouse.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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