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Hollywood ending

A highly dramatic ending or conclusion, especially an exceptionally happy or positive one, as might happen in a film. The championship victory is a Hollywood ending for a team that just last year was ranked last in the league. The Hollywood ending would see the corrupt senator sent to prison and his unscrupulous acts reversed. Unfortunately, this is real life, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
See also: ending, Hollywood

Hollywood moment

1. A highly dramatic act or moment, as might happen in a film. I'll never forget that Hollywood moment with my first love, standing out in the rain, awaiting the train that would take her away from me forever.
2. A moment or period of time when one or one's actions are featured in a film. The local sheriff had his Hollywood moment this afternoon as a film crew followed his day-to-day activities for an upcoming documentary.
See also: Hollywood, moment

Old Hollywood

Describing the period of the American film industry (based in Hollywood, California) lasting roughly from 1920-1960, usually regarded as a time of great glamour and associated with stars like Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. The term is often used to refer to fashions that reflect those of that era. "Casablanca" and "Gone with the Wind" are two very famous Old Hollywood films. I'm not surprised she went with a glitzy Old Hollywood look tonight—it really suited her perfectly.
See also: Hollywood, old

the toast of Hollywood

An extremely popular, successful, and well-regarded film or actor in the American film industry. The actor had humble beginnings in amateur theater clubs in rural Arkansas. Never did she believe that she would one day be the toast of Hollywood. The film was adapted from the extremely popular Broadway musical of the same name, and it very quickly became the toast of Hollywood.
See also: Hollywood, of, toast
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1. mod. having phony glitter. Who is this Hollywood dame who just came in?
2. n. a gaudily dressed person in sunglasses. (Also a term of address.) Ask Hollywood over there to take off his shades and make himself known.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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