the limelight

the limelight
UK [ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt] / US noun [singular]
a situation in which you are getting a lot of interest and attention from the newspapers, television etc
in the limelight:

DiCaprio has been in the limelight since he began his career at the age of 12.

out of the limelight:

The prince has always tried to keep his children out of the limelight.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (the) limelight — the limelight UK [ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt] US noun [singular] a situation in which you are getting a lot of interest and attention from the newspapers, television etc in the limelight: DiCaprio has been in the limelight since he began his career at the age of …   Useful english dictionary

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  • steal the limelight — be in the limelight to receive attention and interest from the public. The whole team played well, but Gascoigne stole the limelight (= got most attention) with two stunning goals …   New idioms dictionary

  • in the limelight — adjective In the focus of attention, especially from the media. The politician was in the limelight from the moment the scandal became public …   Wiktionary

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