set the world alight

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set the world 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.) I wouldn't be too concerned with what he thinks of you. For all his money and education, he's hardly setting the world alight, is he? As a girl, Janet dreamed of setting the world alight as a famous actress.
See also: alight, set, world
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These stats won't set the world alight, but they're not bad, either.
We played against an experienced and organised Southern League team who won't set the world alight, but they showed us what we can expect week-in, weekout.
Eamonn O'Brien won't set the world alight in terms of public relations or with player management skills but training is kept simple.
Mitchell won't set the world alight during this autumn campaign and may only come off the bench, but the key thing is that his education will have started.
Performance won't set the world alight - 0 to 60 in the diesel takes around 18 seconds and it's only slightly better with the petrol engine while the top speed is in the mid-90s.
Performance won't set the world alight - 0 to 60 in the diesel takes around 18 seconds, and it's only slightly better with the petrol engine while the top speed is in the mid-90s.
This car won't set the world alight in terms of outright oomph but with a top speed of 117mph and 0 to 60mph acceleration time of 12.
A set of soft-rock shuffles penned by Fleetwood and frontman Todd Smallwood won't set the world alight but songs such as the Tom Petty-like These Walls and peace ballad No Borders work surprisingly well.
Acceleration to 60mph in less than 12 seconds and a 106mph top speed won't set the world alight, but the Jazz feels lively.
Nicky's talents won't set the world alight, so she's opted for a flammable-looking nightie instead
Sligo won't set the world alight, but they are a big team, sited to winter football, and could prove to be a thorny enough prospect for the O'Moore County.
1-litre engine it won't set the world alight and you do have to rev hard to get the most out of it, but as a town car it's fine with tremendous flexibility in top gear.
A home-grown comedy which should raise the odd smile, but won't set the world alight.
Performance won't set the world alight, but it will get you where you want to go without becoming phobic about visits to the fuel pumps.