in the spotlight


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in the spotlight

 
1. Fig. in the beam of a spotlight, as on a stage. The singer was in the spotlight but the band was almost in the dark.
2. and in the limelight Fig. at the center of attention. (Limelight refers to an obsolete type of spotlight, and the word occurs only in this phrase.) John will do almost anything to get himself into the limelight. I love being in the spotlight. All elected officials spend a lot of time in the limelight.
See also: spotlight
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Life in the spotlight often carries with it the twin curses of expectancy and responsibility.
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That way,life will be a lot easier in the spotlight.
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The freshman forward hadn't been used to being in the spotlight.