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grab (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 grab the headlines, but this small change in immigration law could have a huge impact on foreign workers. The pop star grabbed headlines yesterday after his latest run-in with police.
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grab the headlines

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grab headlines

If someone or something grabs the headlines or grabs headlines, they get a lot of attention in the newspapers, on TV, etc. He is not among the players who have been grabbing the headlines this season. His visit to the US is bound to grab headlines.
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Ruben Loftus-Cheek is grabbing headlines, but Walcott & Co have shown the hard work has just begun.
Polarizing NBA rookie Lonzo Ball has been grabbing headlines, sometimes not his own doing, even before the Los Angeles Lakers drafted him second overall in the 2017 Draft.
The suffering of the Syrian people is no longer grabbing headlines or jolting the world into action.
Meanwhile, Jorgie Porter's old flame Craig Moultrie has been grabbing headlines by giving snide interviews claiming she's manipulative.
It was blamed on me that pre the Test series it was me grabbing headlines.
Upcoming comedy Bridesmaids is grabbing headlines for its risque approach and the cast members have discussed scenes they wish they had tried.
With the bill to eliminate FFELP passed by the House, student lending has been grabbing headlines.
Mr Collinson said: "Whitehall's response to the recession has been too governed by grabbing headlines.
Winger Ryan McIlmoyle went to Dungannon Swiffts and midfielder Gareth Tommons, inset, is grabbing headlines after joining neighbours Coleraine where he scored twice in five days against Distillery and Bangor.
Exchange iBetX had been grabbing headlines in the Basingstoke Gazette with an idea to launch a takeover bid for the non-league football club, currently second from bottom in their division, but that intention has now seemingly been downgraded to a watching brief.
Our non-driving Prime Minister has been grabbing headlines at the G8 summit, saying that high fuel prices are for our own good (the sheer arrogance of it), and that we should all buy hybrids and electric cars.
The campaign, initially at all major rail stations on Merseyside, targeting posters and escalator panels with eye-catching imagery and attention grabbing headlines, is designed to attract young and old.
Anyhoo, going on seven years later, Britney is still grabbing headlines.
Financial crimes are grabbing headlines internationally; interested accounting graduates now have an opportunity to prevent and fight those crimes in various government agencies.
It may no longer be grabbing headlines, but it is still a vital tool in assessing our products' environmental attributes and our cost of doing business.