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fallen idol

Someone who is no longer respected or admired. He was so popular and loved when he was a young actor, but now that he is approaching middle age, he's a fallen idol. Nobody even talks about him anymore.
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matinee idol

A handsome male movie actor whose screen presence excites female audiences. Although we now associate “matinee” with the legitimate theater, the word also applied to afternoon movie shows. Perhaps because housewives and young women constituted the largest audience segment at such screenings, any actor whose appearance evoked sighs and other expressions of female approval became known as a matinee idol, regardless of his acting ability. That is not to say that a matinee idol was necessarily a bad actor, but his looks were the defining characteristic.
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A designer of Ganesha idols, Arumugam, said this festival brings a lot of happiness for both the designers and the customers.
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We have found that a major cause of these deaths is due to the immersion of idols of Indian gods and goddesses in the lake during the festivities.
Though the work for making idols has begun in full swing, the artisans are upset, as their export earnings have declined due to budget cuts this year.
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ABC is close to finalizing a deal to reboot "American Idol.
Chennai, Mar 26 (ANI): An ancient idol of Lord Vishnu, believed to be 1,000 years old, was uncovered during the desilting of a temple tank in Tamil Nadu's Kooram village in Dharmapuri District.
America has spoken: Taylor Hicks is the new ``American Idol,'' but runner-up Katharine McPhee won't be working the drive-thru anytime soon.
Each Day of the Week will Feature an "Idol-Themed" Program Including Close-Up: Randy Jackson, Idol Tonight: Live at the Finale and a Special Fashion Team Episode Featuring the Glitz and Glamour from this Season and the "Idol" Red Carpet
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Yesterday we were successful in nabbing two accused persons connected with the idol theft case.