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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.
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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.
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A deadly suicide attack in Indian-occupied Kashmir's (IoK) Pulwama district, killing at least 44 Indian paramilitary soldiers, grabbed headlines across various Indian and foreign media outlets on Thursday.
On Christmas Eve, he once again ensured that he grabbed headlines while he, along with First Lady Melania Trump, were taking calls from children a day before the grand occasion.
Ansarullah Bangla Team is a banned extremist outfit which first grabbed headlines in February 2013, when its members killed an atheist activist.
His visit at that time came shortly after the issue of Johor's water supply grabbed headlines when the state government had to temporarily shut treatment plants along Johor River due to ammonia pollution caused by a poultry farm and factory in the Kota Tinggi district.
synagogue Ohev Sholom, grabbed headlines when he publicly interrupted Donald Trump's speech at the AIPAC Policy Conference.
The bedroom tax and benefit cap grabbed headlines but the two-child ceiling's just as unfair.
He has been in scintillating form with the ball and had also grabbed headlines with a stunning one-handed catch at the start of PSL but this time he made his way into the record books with his batting skills, much to the delight of his fans.
Vietjet Air first grabbed headlines in 2011 when it began advertising bikini-clad flight attendants on its flights to boost sales for the fledgling low-cost airline.
After leaving the board of the L'Oreal company in 2012, her public appearances reduced to a large extent, but grabbed headlines after members of her team were charged with exploiting her as her mental health deteriorated.
Iceland grabbed headlines for their efforts at Euro 2016.
THE boundary stand- off may have grabbed headlines in India, but across the border it was the rare sight of China's first couple appearing relaxed on a traditional Indian swing that got all the attention.
Two cases of young Canadian men who died in hostilities in Syria recently grabbed headlines. Coulombe says some never achieve their intent and simply return home, potentially posing a more immediate threat to Canadians.
Barkley, 19, grabbed headlines with his first Everton goal against Norwich on Saturday, and even prompted Jamie Carragher to predict he could one day replace the England skipper on the international scene.
The flamboyant left-handed batsman criticised News Limited journalists Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn in an expletive-filled tirade, which grabbed headlines in Australia.