belle of the ball

belle of the ball

The most appealing woman at a dance or another social occasion. “Ball” refers to a formal dance, at which there was usually one female who was the cynosure of all male eyes. At other occasions too—case in point: Scarlett O'Hara at the barbecue at Tara where men fell all over themselves to fetch her a plate of food. Fiddle-dee-dee indeed.
See also: ball, of
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PIPPA O'Connor was the belle of the ball yesterday as she launched Dundrum Town Centre's sponsorship of Ladies Day at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show it is one of the longest running and most prestigious ladies' outings on the social and fashion calendar and takes place on August 6.
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While Watson is the Belle of the ball for Del Toro, Condon has his eyes set on "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart.
Within the office, employees gave back to the community through donating prom dresses to those in need through the Belle of the Ball donation drive, spending over $3,000 purchasing pies to raise money for Community Servings, a Massachusetts not-for-profit food and nutrition program and also collecting back-to-school supplies for children through a Ready for School donation drive.
A YOUNG Liverpool woman who faced a battle for life after suffering a stroke was the belle of the ball.
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I guarantee you'll be the belle of the ball and will have helped two incredible deserving charities as well.
The starlet has been working her way through a number of low key TV series in her home country but this year could be her year to go from scullery maid to belle of the ball as, according to Middle East news portal, Elaph, she has landed herself a 'Cinderella' role.
Caring Partners is the parent organization of Coats for Kids and Belle of the Ball programs, and has become part of the very fabric of the Anton's Cleaners.
Bruno Tonioli said: "You really are the belle of the ball.
Call 029 2063 6464 2 Cinderella Husband and wife, Sam Kane and Linda Lusardi, are starring together in this panto about the poor young girl who is transformed into the belle of the ball and meets her Prince Charming.
Accessorise with a handbag, sparkly jewellery and some glitzy shoes, and you'll be the belle of the ball.