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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.

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  1. who was this remarkable physicist so abruptly cast into the limelight by the scientific events of 1919?
  2. it also brought him into the limelight, and since then he has been appearing more frequently on the big screen
  3. for years, gordon brown was the steady hand from the sidelines . but, his chance to step into the limelight finally came
  4. what suddenly propelled isdn back into the limelight is the growth of the internet and the rapid acceleration of telecommuting
  5. But two things happened that thrust Kemp back into the limelight.

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