into the limelight meaning
- [American slang]
adj. phr. In the center of attention. Some people will do almost anything to be able to step into the limelight.
Compare: IN THE SPOTLIGHT.
- who was this remarkable physicist so abruptly cast into the limelight by the scientific events of 1919?
- it also brought him into the limelight, and since then he has been appearing more frequently on the big screen
- for years, gordon brown was the steady hand from the sidelines . but, his chance to step into the limelight finally came
- what suddenly propelled isdn back into the limelight is the growth of the internet and the rapid acceleration of telecommuting
- But two things happened that thrust Kemp back into the limelight.