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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.
See also: alight, heather, set
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With neither Newcastle nor Northumbria setting the heather alight in their BUCS Northern Premiership league campaigns, tomorrow''s encounter represents one last chance to salvage some success.
JOE HAMILL is clinging tight to his claim of a Livingston debut goal after setting the heather alight in the Highlands
MARK PINNCOME is setting the heather alight at Dunipace after finally deciding to mix football with firefighting and fatherhood.
I must admit I was as surprised as anyone when Steve Paterson snapped him up because he'd hardly been setting the heather alight at Motherwell.
Their home-baking, soups, sarnies and salads are winning friends, but it is their scone experiments which are setting the heather alight.
Alec, whose own career has hardly been setting the heather alight - a recent starring role in the film version of Thomas The Tank Engine, The Magic Railroad anyone?
David Nicholson has hardly been setting the heather alight either, but Tiutchev (3.
While Brooke may not have been setting the heather alight with her acting career in recent years, she still remained a media darling, linked romantically with the likes of John F.