set the heather alight

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set the heather alight

To do wonderful or exciting things; to cause a great or remarkable sensation in the world; to be extremely exciting, popular, famous, renowned, etc. (Often used in the negative to indicate the opposite. Said especially in Scotland.) Primarily heard in UK. I wouldn't be too concerned with what he thinks of you. For all his money and education, he's hardly setting the heather alight, is he? When she was a child, Janet dreamed of setting the heather alight as a famous actress.
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Rangers certainly have not set the heather alight in the Championship.
A 10th-placed finish might not set the heather alight, but any upward trend is to be welcomed.
Even Kris Boyd himself admits he has not set the heather alight at Boro, Scott McDonald has faded away after a decent start and drops far too deep to hurt the opposition and Leroy Lita blows hot and cold.
He said: "In the rst season I have not set the heather alight but I've learned a lot.
Even if he did then Celtic are more than capable of handling him as he is a dud and did not set the heather alight while he was at Celtic Park.
Although he did not set the heather alight in attack, the first game back after injury is all about doing the basics right and he did that.
And while the name might not set the heather alight, the Focus C-Max will delight families and the busy lifestyle leisure brigade.
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