a legend in (one's) own time(redirected from a legend in my own time)
a legend in (one's) own time
A person who has an extraordinary level of fame or reputation while they are still alive. The singer has made such a huge impact on the world of blues that she's come to be a legend in her own time. If you made a billion dollars by the time you were 23, you'd be a legend in your own time too! Few artists seem to become legends in their own times—it's posthumous recognition that brings them fame.
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legend in one's own (life)time
Fig. someone who is very famous and widely known for doing something special. The young golfer became a legend in his own lifetime.
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