grab the headlines

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


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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grab/hit/make the ˈheadlines

(informal) be an important item of news in newspapers or on the radio or television: His reputation has suffered a lot since the scandal over his love affair hit the headlines.
See also: grab, headline, hit, make
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FROM cute child star, through gorgeous womanhood to troubled later life, nobody has been able to grab the headlines quite like Elizabeth Taylor.
Rooney may prefer to be used as an out-an-out striker for England but Capello should continue to utilise him in the 'hole', allowing him the freedom to conduct the play and grab the headlines for all the right reasons.
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