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high profile

A presence or stance that is deliberately conspicuous and prominent socially. People only become true celebrities when they maintain a high profile both in their professional and private lives.
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*low profile

Fig. a persona or character that does not draw attention. (*Typically: assume ~; have ~; keep ~; give oneself ~.) I try to be quiet and keep a low profile. It's hard because I just love attention.
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keep a low profile

also maintain a low profile
to behave in a way that does not attract attention The local people are not always pleasant to strangers, who are warned to keep a low profile while visiting.
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keep a low profile

to avoid attracting attention to yourself He's been keeping a low profile at work ever since his argument with Peter.
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keep a low profile

Stay out of public notice, avoid attracting attention to oneself. For example, Until his appointment becomes official, Ted is keeping a low profile. This expression alludes to profile in the sense of "a visible contour," a usage dating from the 1600s. [Late 1900s]
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in. to walk about and show something off; to walk carefully in a way that gets attention. (As if showing one’s profile.) Look at Albert profiling along! What a nerd.
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Profile lines for pipe, tubing and complex structural sections.
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Physicians who do not admit patients-pathologists, anesthesiologists, radiologists - are more likely to lose admitting privileges when other physicians of the same specialty win exclusive contracts with their hospital where the other hand, insurers now readily use claims databases 146 profile physicians' practice habits before winnowing their networks.
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Controlling flow inside the die to give the desired velocity profile at the die exit; and
Low Profile PCI cards have the same signal protocols, electrical interface, and configuration as standard-height PCI boards.
The New York State physician profile represents a departure from profiles currently described in the literature.
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