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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.
The titles of the news articles in a particular issue of a newspaper or in many periodicals on one day or over a period of time. The term is usually used to represent the main themes of the news being covered. Let's read the headlines and see what's new in the world today. Once the press gets wind of this scandal, it will be in the headlines for weeks.
See also: headline
make (the) headlinesalso hit the headlines
to become an important news story Stephen King made headlines by electronically distributing his novella. The group made the headlines for supporting Fox in his successful bid for Mexico's presidency.
hit/make the headlines
to become important news and be reported in the newspapers and on the television and radio The latest scandal to hit the headlines is about a minister's son arrested for drug-dealing.