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Idioms: Fame and public figures
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  • The price of fame
    The consequences of being famous in terms of privacy and lack thereof
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  • In the spotlight / in the limelight
    At the center of attention
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  • To judge a book by its cover
    To make an assumption about someone based on their appearance
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  • Cream of the crop
    The best of the best
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  • To be on the ball
    To be clever and efficient
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  • Claim to fame
    The reason why someone is famous
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  • Overnight celebrity
    Someone who has become famous in a very short time
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  • 15 minutes of fame
    A short moment of celebrity
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  • Blockbuster film
    A very popular film
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  • One-hit wonder
    Successful for the artist only once
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  • Put someone on the map
    Make someone become famous
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  • Steal someone's thunder
    Draw the attention away from someone
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  • Be dressed to impress
    Be dressed in a very elegant and formal way
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  • A big break
    First chance or an opportunity for fame
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  • A has-been
    A sad, desperate ex-celebrity trying to maintain their fame
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  • To make a comeback
    To become famous again
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  • A household name
    A very well-known person
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  • One in a million
    Unique
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  • Once in a blue moon
    Very rarely
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  • Child prodigy
    A very talented child
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  • to look up to someone
    to admire someone
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  • self-made
    Someone who reached success without any extra help
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