hit the headlines

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

To appear prominently in media reports. We need to have all the marketing materials ready before the merger hits the headlines.
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hit the headlines

be written about or given attention as news.
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grab/hit/make the ˈheadlines

(informal) be an important item of news in newspapers or on the radio or television: His reputation has suffered a lot since the scandal over his love affair hit the headlines.
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Esma, who has previously hit the headlines for being a frenemy to Zarina Hassan, said she doesn't believe her brother and his baby mama have called it quits.
Gen Bajwa's briefing hit the headlines of almost all newspapers and TV channels.
However, Clinton has only an e-mail issue, which has now hit the headlines internationally against Trump's dozens of deplorable issues, which have hit the headlines from time to time.
London, Dec 29 ( ANI ): Controversial AC Milan star Mario Balotelli has reportedly hit the headlines again after posting a picture of a piece of artwork, which is made up entirely of headlines about himself, on his Instagram account.
Summary: X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza has hit the headlines after apparently breaking Gary Barlow's house rules.
PREMIER League football stars usually hit the headlines for their play on the pitch - or for playing away with kiss and tell lovers.
Rich pets hit the headlines this week when it emerged fashion designer Alexander McQueen left pounds 50,000 in his will for the care of his pet dogs.
The awful truth about the scale of destruction and the number of casualties never hit the headlines due to wartime censorship.
John and Kay - who live alone in 57,000 acres at Cape Wrath, Sutherland - hit the headlines when they were separated by snow for a month in 2009 when Kay went to buy a Christmas turkey.
Spirit Son will be looking to give Henderson his fourth winner from his last five runners in novice hurdles at the course, Mr Gardner aims to improve Henderson's recent record in novice chases at the course to six winners from his last 16 runners, while Hit The Headlines runs in the bumper and the trainer has a 33 per cent strike-rate in Huntingdon bumpers in the last four seasons.
Jambo hit the headlines for guarding a five-year-old boy who fell into his enclosure at Jersey Zoo on July 31 1986.
WANTED man Raoul Moat hit the headlines when his toddler daughter fell 35ft on to concrete and didn't break a bone.
Gogarty, whose controversial exchange with Labour Party Chief Whip Emmet Stagg hit the headlines before Christmas, is the 7-4 favourite to be responsible for the next outburst followed by Fine Gael TD James Bannon at 7-2 and Sinn Fein TD Aengus O'Snodaigh at 4-1.
Biggins hit the headlines in 2007 when he won the television popularity show I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
The actress's private life has never hit the headlines.