talk of the town, the

the talk of the town

A person or topic that many people are currently talking about in a certain area, typically due to recent eventfulness. My brother was the talk of the town after leading the high school team to a state championship. How did you not hear about the fire at city hall last night? It's the talk of the town!
See also: of, talk, town

talk of the town, the

A subject of considerable gossip, as in Turning up drunk at the debutante ball will certainly make you the talk of the town. Already mentioned in two Latin sources, this expression surfaced in English in the mid-1600s.
See also: of, talk