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the belle of the ball
The woman who draws the most attention in a certain social situation. Honey, in this beautiful prom gown, you'll be the belle of the ball!
belle of the ballthe most admired and successful woman on a particular occasion.
The belle of the ball was originally the girl or woman regarded as the most beautiful and popular at a dance.
belle of the ball
The most appealing woman at a dance or another social occasion. “Ball” refers to a formal dance, at which there was usually one female who was the cynosure of all male eyes. At other occasions too—case in point: Scarlett O'Hara at the barbecue at Tara where men fell all over themselves to fetch her a plate of food. Fiddle-dee-dee indeed.