fallen idol

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fallen idol

Someone who is no longer respected or admired. He was so popular and loved when he was a young actor, but now that he is approaching middle age, he's a fallen idol. Nobody even talks about him anymore.
See also: fallen, idol
References in classic literature ?
Turning as from a fallen idol, she made other discoveries which rapidly dispelled her romantic illusions.
FALLEN IDOLS Clough and Forest, and Leeds United hit hard times F
Fallen Idols, charts the demise of the powerful and popular from President Richard Nixon to Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe to Whitney Houston.
IF the football world really cares about its fallen idols, then Paul Gascoigne should be taken away to clean up his act.
Unlike many other fallen idols he blames no-one else for his predicament but himself and for that he has to be given credit.
Eventually, the toothy twosome turn up as glittery stars in 1930s Hollywood and as fallen idols in present-day Las Vegas.
As the house lights came on, hundreds of disappointed fans showed their disgust, booing their fallen idols.
RANGERS' fallen idols have been accused of being Champions League NON-TRIERS.
FOOTBALL fans are taking revenge on their fallen idols by altering their features on an Internet website.
England's cricket stars of the future yesterday urged their fallen idols to adopt their match-winning formula of team spirit and hard work.
The farce of Greece's fallen idols Konstadinos Kenter is and Ekaterini Thanou's missed drugs test, alleged motor bike accident and subsequent withdrawal from the Games ``in the national interest'' shows how little has changed.
Jonas Thern last night urged Scotland's fallen idols not to feel embarrassed by their World Cup thumping by Morocco.
While we are losing stars in the prime years of their careers, their replacements are often fallen idols who appear to be scouring the globe for a last big cheque.
The fallen idols - real names Thomas Derbyshire, 57, and Robert Harper, 52, - admitted the tax dodge at Manchester High Court.