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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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Statistics comparing traffic stop demographics with population demographics can assure the public that an agency does not practice racial profiling.
Officers who use profiling tactics typically do not "give paper" to individuals they stop who subsequently turn out not to be criminals.
Using this two-pronged data analysis, agencies can address adequately any issues that arise concerning racial profiling.
While the topic of racial profiling often proves uncomfortable for law enforcement, ensuring that appropriate measures are in place reduces some of the anxiety that accompanies the issue.
Besides a well-structured policy and effective training, reliable data can bolster agency prohibition of such practices and arm law enforcement officials with the facts necessary to assure their communities that they do not employ racial profiling.
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He continued, "Without ever taking steps to determine if racial profiling exists, the bill assumes that conclusion by requiring the institute to produce biannual reports on 'ways to reduce or eliminate racial profiling.
Imperva(TM) developed the first Dynamic Profiling Firewall to provide total application security -- including protection from Web application attack, database breach, and worm infection -- with no manual tuning.
For additional information regarding the OXIS Animal Health Profiling Program involving the cattle industry, you may request a white paper entitled "Analytical Method to Manage Bovine Respiratory Disease" by calling 503-247-2378.
Forward-looking statements in this release include the following: that the use of animal health profiling programs is likely to increase and provide substantial economic benefits for cattle management; that OXIS' Animal Health Profiling Program will assist OXIS' clients to better recognize disease in general, which keeps the food supply safer; that early identification of susceptible cattle is essential to decrease losses; that OXIS offers a valuable tool that enhances the safety of the food supply and forward looking statements in OXIS' white paper "Analytical Method to Manage Bovine Respiratory Disease.
It provides the most advanced color engine on the market with 6-color profiling and complete black generation control.
Today, Praxisoft's leading edge software and services address the vast needs of graphic professionals from simple color profiling to professional color management solutions.