What is 水(みず)の泡(あわ)?
What does that mean?

水(みず) = water
の = a particle (attribute marker, joining 2 nouns)
泡(あわ) = a bubble

As water bubbles don’t last long nor be useful, 水の泡 means something like “fizz.”

All my efforts so far came to nothing.

今(いま)までの努力(どりょく)が水(みず)の泡(あわ)と 消(き)えた。
= All my efforts so far went down the drain.

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