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a legend in (one's) own time

A person who has an extraordinary level of fame or reputation while they are still alive. The singer has made such a huge impact on the world of blues that she's come to be a legend in her own time.
See also: legend, own, time

a legend in (one's) own lifetime

A person who has an extraordinary level of fame or reputation while they are still alive. The singer has made such a huge impact on the world of blues that she's come to be a legend in her own lifetime.
See also: legend, lifetime, own

a legend in (one's) own lunchtime

A person who affects or believes that they are of greater importance or notoriety than is actually the case. A humorous, ironic twist on the phrase "a legend in one's own lifetime." The assistant manager acts as if she's the only one keeping the company together. She's a regular legend in her own lunchtime.
See also: legend, own

a legend in (one's) own mind

A person who affects or believes that they are of greater importance or notoriety than is actually the case. A humorous, ironic twist on the phrase "a legend in one's own lifetime." The assistant manager acts as if she's the only one keeping the company together. She's a regular legend in her own mind.
See also: legend, mind, own

a living legend

A person who has an extraordinary reputation or level of fame while they are still alive. The singer has made such a huge impact on the world of blues that she's come to be a living legend.
See also: legend, living

legend in one's own (life)time

Fig. someone who is very famous and widely known for doing something special. The young golfer became a legend in his own lifetime.
See also: legend, own, time

urban legend

Fig. a myth or piece of folklore that is totally false. That story about the rats in the sewer being as big as dogs is an urban legend. It's just not so.
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a legend in their own lifetime

a very famous or notorious person.
See also: legend, lifetime, own

a living ˈlegend

(also a ˌlegend in your own ˈlifetime) a person who has become famous while still alive: Her 30-year study of chimpanzees made her a living legend.
See also: legend, living
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He further said that the formation of Legend Trust is to recognize the services of legends living in the province.
Although sales have been tanked by the downturn, Legend Aircraft has established itself as one of the most successful ISA manufacturers, with about 200 aircraft in the field.
Degh writes: "Building on experience in the ethnography of the legend, beyond the narrow-minded fuss of setting formal categories for an index as an end-product, I believe that the legend must be seen as a plot unit regardless of the lack of formal cohesiveness of its variants" (102, my italics).
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As one of the most dominant companies in China's IT industry, Legend offers a wide range of products addressing consumer and commercial enterprise markets.
Before role-playing, the students had only learned some facts about the Maui legend and Maui Island, such as geographical features, historical background, and cultural context.
The Legend 544 detects microscopic flaws and even reads heavily distorted barcodes--all at ultra-high speeds.
The procedure adopted here to achieve that aim is to historicize Joan's legend by contextualizing it in the systems of belief in which it appeared while rejecting the ontological point of view supporting it.
Eichelberger agrees, arguing that the troupe helps to keep the legends "current and alive" with productions that are "inspired by the Indian legends, rather than trying to represent the culture.
Shashi Mehrotra, President and Chief Investment Officer of Legend, added, "Our companies share a common set of values, including teamwork, innovation and integrity; in this respect, First Allied is a natural partner, and we are excited about growing with them.
John Legend had a hint last year he would be spending tonight at Staples Center in a state of nervous anticipation as the Grammy Awards are handed out.
It was a clean sweep for Legend Yacht & Beach Club as it captured eight awards for excellence from the Long Island Builders Institute, including the organization's top honor -- 2000 Luxury Community of the Year Award.
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Computer Associates International Inc is developing software applications for the Chinese market in a joint venture with the Legend Group, the Beijing, China-based IT hardware, software and services corporation.
She also argues that the work is modeled on Chaucer's Legend of Good Women.