the toast of (the town)

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the toast of (the town)

Someone who is especially well-liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place. The young entrepreneur's new tech innovation has made him the toast of the town in Silicon Valley. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
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He's the toast of the town and very much using and abusing his fame and popularity, but still feels worthless and suicidal.
A brewery is the toast of the town after being shortlisted as a finalist in the Rural Business Awards.
He was the toast of the town after ensuring his side pipped free-spending Salford City to the title, ending their two-year stay in non-league.
MoffatTheatre Choir was the toast of the town after a busy festive season keeping everyone entertained.
Eardley's heroes were the toast of the town last weekend after ending champions The New Saints' unbeaten home record with a fantastic 1-0 triumph at Park Hall.
A SUPERMARKET'S bargain bubbly is the toast of the town after beating a posh brand costing PS15 more.
And now the Townhead diamond duo are the toast of the town as they prepare to celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss today.
Later, the toast of the town was battling allegations of impropriety that led to a multi-agency probe and an eventual forced leave-of-absence.
Boisterous Chump was the toast of the town for a spell.
ctress Julie Andrews and her film-director husband Blake Edwards were the toast of the town during the early 1970s after the pair relocated to London from the US.
ACTRESS Julie Andrews and her film director husband, Blake Edwards, were the toast of the town during the early 1970s after the pair relocated to London from the US.
J li A d ctress Julie Andrews and her film-director husband Blake Edwards were the toast of the town during the early 1970s after the pair relocated to London from the US.
They were the toast of the town and the world--through the pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Holiday, and Le Figaro--was acquainted with Filipino flair and craftsmanship, and the intricacies of jusi, piAaAaAeA~a, and lepant
Announcing the results yesterday after a week of blind taste tests of 16,000 wines, judges said the Malbec was the toast of the town for quality and value for money.
A MUSEUM worker is the toast of the town after picking up a national award.