(the) man/woman of the hour

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(the) man/woman of the hour

A person currently being celebrated, honored, or admired by others, especially for a recent victory, accomplishment, or other cause for celebration. Janet was woman of the hour at the office after securing the biggest customer their business had ever had. Ruth: "Hey, what's going on here?" Dave: "It's a surprise birthday party for you, Ruth! You're the woman of the hour!"
See also: hour, man, of, woman
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