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set the heather alight

To do wonderful or exciting things; to cause a great or remarkable sensation in the world; to be extremely exciting, popular, famous, renowned, etc. (Often used in the negative to indicate the opposite. Said especially in Scotland.) Primarily heard in UK. I wouldn't be too concerned with what he thinks of you. For all his money and education, he's hardly setting the heather alight, is he? When she was a child, Janet dreamed of setting the heather alight as a famous actress.
See also: alight, heather, set

set the heather on fire

To do wonderful or exciting things; to cause a great or remarkable sensation in the world; to be extremely exciting, popular, famous, renowned, etc. (Often used in the negative to indicate the opposite. Said especially in Scotland.) Primarily heard in UK. I wouldn't be too concerned with what he thinks of you. For all his money and education, he's hardly setting the heather on fire, is he? As a girl, Janet dreamed of setting the heather on fire as a famous actress.
See also: fire, heather, on, set
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Heather was also awarded her very own golden lollipop trophy.
Today's announcement continues Heather Croner Real Estate's long-standing relationship with our brand, and welcomes Ward Wight Realtors into our family.
Mr Robson runs the business alongside his wife Daphne, daughters Heather and Frances, and son Stephen.
NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yummie by Heather Thomson, the New York-based shapewear, ready-to-wear and denim brand, announces a partnership with Panaxis Inc.
Moor keepers, like this man on the Invercauld Estate, near Braemar, usually wait until the heather is dry and the peat is wet before burning.
Now the heathers face a new threat from trees which have self seeded amongst the heather.
Summer-flowering heather is trimmed in early March with sharp shears to remove the flowered growth, cutting no lower than the base of the flowering spike.
If you can't find the heather varieties you want at a nursery, try one of these two sources (both offer free lists; send a self-addressed, stamped envelope).
At six months of age, Heather could still not sit up, even when supported, or roll over.
Mollie was nominated by Nevada State High School in Henderson, and Heather was nominated by Ernest Becker Middle School in Las Vegas.
Thus, jazz supplants the function of mother and becomes the nurturing source for Heather that further defines her outsider status.
When he discovers that Heather is re-releasing The Good Sister with new sections on his trial, he strikes out in revenge and tells her that Floyd had changed his mind, moments before death, but that Brendan killed him anyway.
It is believed to be the first of a chain of vegan cafes Heather is planning to open worldwide.
Heather received a shorter sentence than the prosecution had suggested because of baby Stella.