be in the limelight

be in the limelight

To be the center of attention. The phrase refers to a type of lamp that was previously used in theatrical stage lighting. My sister loves being in the limelight, but I get really nervous on stage. Once news of this scandal breaks, our company will be in the limelight for months.
See also: limelight
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``The thing is Craig will always be in the limelight because of the manner of his performances on the pitch.
Rarely getting the chance to be in the limelight, the much maligned defensive role doesn't usually generate this kind of excitement and appreciation.