catch (the) headlines

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catch (the) headlines

To be featured on the headlines of news articles, as due to being particularly important, popular, fashionable, etc. It may not be so tremendous as to catch the headlines, but this small change in immigration law could have a huge impact on foreign workers. The pop star caught headlines yesterday after his latest run-in with police.
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I almost never read about a bill that we've passed to do good things for Iowans and all did it together--that's just not what catches headlines. And it's really too bad, because I would bet in other states, it is very similar.