a prima donna

a prima donna

someone who demands to be treated in a special way and is very difficult to please It was my job to take visiting authors out to dinner before they gave their talks and some of them were real prima donnas.
References in classic literature ?
Later he met a prima donna, fell in love with and married her, forsook telephony for ballooning, and lost his life in attempting to fly across the English Channel.
Being a prima donna in the 19th century - a leading star in operatic circles - was an extraordinary licence for women to assume," Prof Cowgill said.
The eccentric 67-year-old said last month: "Pandev's a very good playerbutobviously he is a prima donna, a player it's easy not to like.
The rapper pulled a prima donna act during a gig, swearing at techies and storming off stage.
By centering her study on several relatively unknown singers whose lives and careers can be adequately documented, we are given a more complete portrait of what it meant to be a prima donna in the second tier of singers rather than the prima donna assoluta who ruled the opera world.
If you think him a prima donna, spoiled or out of touch with the real world.
STEVEN Gerrard sent an impassioned message to Northern Ireland legend Gerry Armstrong, saying: I'm not a prima donna.
I HAVE to admit I was surprised that Gerrard is staying after he behaved like a prima donna.
To be a prima donna, then, or fa la prima donna (to play the prima donna) came in more generalised use to mean a spoiled, conceited or temperamental person some of which connotations have become synonymous with the term diva.
CHRIS Evans was branded a liar and a prima donna today by a High Court judge who threw out his multi-million-pound damages claim against the radio station where he was once the owner and star.
CHRIS EVANS (below) was branded a liar and a prima donna today by a High Court judge who threw out his multi-million pound damages claim against the radio station where he was once the owner and star.
But he was kicked off the show by judges who were fed up with him acting like a prima donna.
I dont think my mother wanted me to become a little princess or a prima donna," Susan said.
The court cannot be dictated to by a prima donna producer who will not allow Miss Ekland to be released from rehearsal.
Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga" takes place on the set of a big-budget film, where a prima donna actress named Shawnee (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, "She's All That") is making a fuss, torturing her angelic assistant Samantha (Melinda Sward) and aggravating the filmmakers and crew.