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grab (the) headlines

To be featured in the headlines of news articles, as due to being particularly newsworthy, important, popular, fashionable, etc. It may not be so tremendous as to grab the headlines, but this small change in immigration law could have a huge impact on foreign workers. The pop star grabbed headlines yesterday after his latest run-in with police.
See also: grab, headline
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grab the headlines

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grab headlines

If someone or something grabs the headlines or grabs headlines, they get a lot of attention in the newspapers, on TV, etc. He is not among the players who have been grabbing the headlines this season. His visit to the US is bound to grab headlines.
See also: grab, headline
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Instead of jumping in to grab headlines every other month or so our Barry ought to walk round our town, by himself, to see what state he and the Labour Council have reduced our town to.
The child will be seventh in line to the British throne, though the birth is set to grab headlines across the globe.
In a statement made available by the presidency but signed by Sirika, on Sunday, accused Atiku of trying to grab headlines, alleging that one conclusion at the presidential candidate's meetings in Dubai was to engage in scaremongering.
Humaima Malik sure knows how to grab headlines. Recently, the Pakistani actress shared pictures of her, along with younger brother Feroze Khan, meeting Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in London, on her official Instagram page.
Of course it was a deliberate ploy to grab headlines and sponsorship, which they did, but not from the kind of firms they had probably been trying to interest.
Neymar will always grab headlines out here as the star of the show but for me the Chelsea man (right) was their most effective player.
Our housing stock is a national scandal and Mr Davey's short-sighted attempt to grab headlines by delaying insulation schemes will only prolong the problem.
Once among the leading Chinese language program makers in Asia, Hong Kong broadcasters now grab headlines more for their internecine and political battles than for the quality of their content.
These are not "sexy" issues, that will grab headlines and bring instant glory to those who promote them.
Summary: The declaration that branches of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria have "merged" is sure to grab headlines and the attention of policymakers in a number of countries that claim they're concerned with conditions in the Middle East.
That's how fried butter and other wacky offerings grab headlines and have brief heydays at county fairs and such.
"Such tragic incidents are terrible and grab headlines, but they are isolated.
The deputy first minister and health secretary had been hoping to grab headlines with a promise to press ahead with government plans to abolish prescription charges from next April.
He said that Some elements are waging a propaganda against the government and some politicians are using public development projects to grab headlines.
This year's tremblers tended to grab headlines because of their location.