famous for fifteen minutes
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famous for 15 minutes
Experiencing a brief period of celebrity or notoriety. A variation on "15 minutes of fame," a term coined by artist Andy Warhol. Jane was famous for 15 minutes after appearing on the nightly news broadcast.
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famous for fifteen minutes(especially of an ordinary person) enjoying a brief period of fame before fading back into obscurity.
In 1968 , the pop artist Andy Warhol ( 1927–87 ) predicted that ‘in the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes’. Short-lived celebrity or notoriety is now often referred to as fifteen minutes of fame .
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