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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The news of Mike Pompeo, head of the CIA, secretly visiting North Korea ahead of President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is catching headlines.
Some say the bullish businessman has holed his own boat with comments about Mexicans, Muslims and women, with his extreme views on torture and gun crime catching headlines and social media space.
Not all these Government initiatives inspired by the recession have failed because of the fine print obscured by the eye catching headlines. Indeed, some are too successful for their own good.
These mailings touch a hot spot with many prospects; the same mailings have gone out for years, with eye catching headlines such as:
Like so many youngsters starting out in the profession, Fanshawe had been off the blocks at speed, catching headlines and bringing in new owners without having to try too hard.
While Steele was dramatically catching headlines for their case, TC Campbell was staging hunger strikes.