anybody who is anybody

anybody who is anybody

All the most famous or important people in society. Usually used to indicate something as being glamorous, trendy, or chic, which all such famous people have, do, or are attending. If we want to find a financial backer, we have to go to the gala tonight—anybody who is anybody will be there. Anybody who is anybody in Hollywood will be at the movie premiere tonight. It's a very exclusive club, so it's not for ordinary people like us. But I'm sure it will attract anybody who is anybody.
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