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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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Counterrotating parallel twin-screw extruders for PVC and single-screw extruder systems for pipe, tubing, profiles, sheet and calendering.
Medical staff members have been encouraged to review their profiles.
Using salt bath technology, extruded profiles can be vulcanized more efficiently with less energy loss than competing technologies such as hot air, microwaves and fluidizing bed.
Most wood foam profiles are coextruded with unfoamed cap layers over foam cores.
Unlike conventional and less-precise approaches that were originally developed for coextruded pipe but are also frequently used for large profiles, KAT introduces the capstock just 1 in.
The SRRD also offers the versatility of the extruder and head with its variety of shapes and profiles that can be produced with low tooling cost.
Unfortunately, profiles can be incredibly tedious to manage," said Charles Sharland, CEO, AppSense.
A crosshead is used for profiles with steel inserts.
But otherwise, fence requirements are mostly aesthetic, which has helped PVC profiles to become a mainstream product in just a few years.
Diamond 383VDO - Provides decode and encode for the Baseline and Simple profiles.
The first line, delivered six months ago to Koemmerling GmbH in Germany, pulls single PVC profiles at 18 ft/min and dual strands at 13 ft/min.
This article outlines a new patented technology for bonding extruded elastomer profiles to generic double-sided pressure-sensitive self adhesive (PSA) tapes in an on-line process to reduce material, labor and production costs.
a Bluetooth baseband IC and solution provider, has announced the qualification of their Bluetooth Profiles MicroStack and is listed in the Bluetooth Qualified Products list.
Therefore, agencies may find traffic ticket or other statistical information a good starting point, but may need a more comprehensive data set to provide insight into their use or nonuse of profiles.
Insurers may eliminate one-third to one-half of physicians from their older PPOs, preferring more restricted networks of physicians with more "efficient" practice profiles.