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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

set the heather on fire

be very exciting. Scottish
See also: fire, heather, on, set
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But all heathers have an even greater dislike than shadelime this to some extent limiting the gardens where heathers thrive.
Heathers are fairly trouble-free although occasionally attacked by honey-fungus, the plant dying for no apparent reason.
HAIRDRESSER Heather Lockwood has celebrated 21 years at her salon in Huddersfield.
Heather brought the salon at Newsome Road South from a hairdresser who was retiring.
To the side there is a teacher's desk where Heather Clark sits grading papers.
Now the heathers face a new threat from trees which have self seeded amongst the heather.
HEATHER Mills McCartney plans to become the new Queen of Hearts after her marriage break-up.
There were several dozen Mexican heather plants in all stages of development in the bed.
Leading candidate must be the BBC's mistress of meteorology, Heather "The Weather" Reid.
Heathers were offered at the plant sale, and knowing nothing about them, he purchased a few plants to bring home.
BECAUSE heathers are associated with wild open spaces such as Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons, their value as cultivated plants is often ignored, although their natural, uncomplicated beauty makes them an asset in any garden.
He added: "To my mind, there are two Heathers - the one her friends know and love, and the one you read about in the papers.
Foxes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ashley Judd, Katie Holmes, Charlize Theron, Rebecca Gayheart, Tyra Banks (and the rest of Victoria Secret's spring '99 catalog, for that matter), Cameron Diaz, Daisy Fuentes, Salma Hayek, Alyssa Milano, Kate Moss, Denise Richards, Jenna Jameson, Courteney Cox, Courtney Love - not, Ali Landry (she flips for Doritos in the commercial), Heather Graham, Heather Locklear, Heather Thomas, the cast of ``Heathers,'' Bridget Fonda, Bridget Hall, Halle Berry, Gretchen Mol, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Rachel Weisz, Jacinda Barrett (remember the Aussie from ``The Real World'' London cast?
Because heathers are usually associated with wild open spaces like the Brecon Beacons, their value as cultivated plants is easily ignored, although their natural, uncomplicated beauty makes them an asset to any garden.
The two Heathers were among about 80 students who took the opportunity Saturday afternoon to stop by an information booth at The Oaks mall to ask questions about science.