catch (the) headlines

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catch (the) headlines

To be featured on the headlines of news articles, as due to being particularly important, popular, fashionable, etc. It may not be so tremendous as to catch the headlines, but this small change in immigration law could have a huge impact on foreign workers. The pop star caught headlines yesterday after his latest run-in with police.
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Small and medium enterprises don't catch headlines, but are very essential as a backbone of the economy, especially developing and Muslim countries depend on SMEs for their economies to survive," he said
Let's not just simply catch headlines in a way which doesn't necessarily deal with the problem.
Crashes by elderly drivers may catch headlines, but it doesn't mean the elderly are causing more accidents, the report asserts.
When I started practice the Liverpool coroner was Dr Mort, and I have seen a succession of coroners in various parts of the north who have behaved on the whole benevolently, but have been sullied by one or two who try to catch headlines and are insensitive to relatives' grief.
But opposition AMs accused the government of ``initiatives designed to catch headlines while more patients catch MRSA''.
In that the battle between Canyon and Hart will catch headlines all year, their performances were expected.