set the world alight

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set the world 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.) I wouldn't be too concerned with what he thinks of you. For all his money and education, he's hardly setting the world alight, is he? As a girl, Janet dreamed of setting the world alight as a famous actress.
See also: alight, set, world
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It was a performance more about style than substance, as none of those beaten have not set the world alight since, but Calypso Choir cannot take the blame for that.
It was a performance more about style than substance as none of those beaten have not set the world alight since, but Calypso Choir cannot take the blame for that.
RADAMEL FALCAO has not set the world alight at Manchester United and it would be no surprise if his loan move did not become a permanent transfer.
He has not set the world alight this season so far but did run well at Folkestone three starts ago and has been set pretty stiff tasks on his last two starts.
IT is probably fair to say that the appearance of Lord Morris of Aberavon before the Assembly's Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee did not set the world alight.
Paul Sallis's dog has not set the world alight in trials but has gone well enough and does have a very decent make-up to capitalise on any early coming-together between Farloe Iceman and Blonde Snapper.
David Pipe's gelding has not set the world alight but was an eyecatching finisher when fifth to Darlan in the novice hurdle.
Stevia-based chocolate has been available in Switzerland for a few years, but has not set the world alight, Jago added.
Auditing does not set the world alight, to be quite honest.
The pounds 5million winger has not set the world alight since making his Wanderers debut in October following eight months out with a broken foot.
Steve Smith (right), the leg spinning batsman, has had a taste of Test cricket but has not set the world alight, while picking Michael Beer after just five firstclass games is quite amazing.
The two-year-old did not set the world alight in four maiden starts over sprint distances but a move into nursery company and a step up to seven furlongs seemed to help when he went down by just a neck at Kempton last time.
Maclagan did not set the world alight as a player - his highest singles ranking was No.
But Ms Morgan has not set the world alight, and was forced to refute claims her predecessor still runs rule over Westminster's schools policy.
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