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15 minutes of fame

A brief period of celebrity or notoriety. The term was coined by artist Andy Warhol. Jane had her 15 minutes of fame when she appeared on the nightly news broadcast.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Here are ten thousand more francs," he said, "with the fifteen thousand already in your pocket, they will make twenty-five thousand.
That face which fifteen days sooner, or fifteen days later, had been, or would be, splendidly illuminated by the solar rays, was then being lost in utter darkness.
Such is, perhaps, that of the lunar continents, when the orb of night has lost by radiation all the heat which fifteen days of sun have poured into her.
I was thinking myself whether I could afford to pay you fifteen sous, when so many young women who have been regularly brought up to the business are willing to work for less.
I know it all, mademoiselle, and the dear old lady shall not suffer; you shall both be made happy again on fifteen.
The wages of fifty boys each year will come to three hundred pounds-- that is, fifteen hundred dollars.
If I was only fifteen, at least I could not show myself any less a man than she.
Yes, but from fifteen francs I sink at once to ten francs; namely, for an ordinary judge, and for an ecclesiastic.
Then you gain seven francs and a half upon those who pay you fifteen francs.
Well, as your interest is all-powerful here, my lord, I have treated him since that time as a prisoner at fifteen francs.
There was a fire in the grate, as there had been night and day for fifteen years.
He joined to these a spiral, two inches in diameter, which terminated in two branch pieces of unequal length, the longer of which, however, was twenty-five feet in height and the shorter only fifteen feet.
At the same period Barbicane laid the first sleepers of a railway fifteen miles in length, intended to unite Stones Hill with Tampa Town.
Zeckendorf, co-partners of Zeckendorf Development LLC, have announced that award-winning Theo Kalomirakis, of TK Theaters, will design the private theater at Fifteen Central Park West.
Staff at the TV chef's trendy restaurant Fifteen were happy to buy the fish from a complete stranger out the back of a car.