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.
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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

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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Hitting back over the MLA's comments, Gambhir said that people like him make such statements only to grab the headlines.
And his Ireland team-mate Jon Walters reckons Whelan is a vital cog in the Potters wheel, even if he doesn't grab the headlines.
Frankly, it often seems like a lot of fuss over nothing, but if you manage to appear alongside the likes of Jonathan Ross and Jimmy Carr and still grab the headlines, you must be doing something wrong - or right.
With Ronaldo likely to miss another two weeks of action there could be further opportunities for Bale to grab the headlines as they face Copenhagen in the Champions League before a trip to Osasuna on 14 December.
LAST season's champion jumps stallion King's Theatre, who died in the summer of 2011, continues to grab the headlines.
While the likes of Steven Pienaar and Leighton Baines, rightly, grab the headlines, it has been pleasing to see some strong performances from Everton's less-heralded squad members.
Charities such as Help For Heroes seem to grab the headlines these days which is why we have profiled the brilliant work that has been done by the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association - or Blesma for short - over many years.
and one of the challenges highlighted during the course of this forum was the fact that social media is not just about Facebook, Twitter, or the latest Internet darling to grab the headlines.
FROM cute child star, through gorgeous womanhood to troubled later life, nobody has been able to grab the headlines quite like Elizabeth Taylor.
The programme will also hopefully generate information which will help tackle some of the less serious crimes which don't always grab the headlines but can still have a big impact on victims.
BLACKPOOL'S Illuminations may grab the headlines but there's a host of big event entertainment this year.
And only a dummy like Posh can't see how sick, sad and desperate she looked trying to grab the headlines that not only belonged to Diana but which may ultimately unravel the mystery of her death.
JAMES McFADDEN is determined to grab the headlines against South Africa for the right reasons after he missed his flight home the last time the countries met.
But then, bringing their own countrymen out of poverty to a standard of living accepted as the norm in the rest of the UK and Europe would not grab the headlines, would it?