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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


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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After grabbing headlines across the region at the time, they were further propelled into the spotlight earlier this month when several were invited to appear on ITV's This Morning to showcase their talents.
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Polarizing NBA rookie Lonzo Ball has been grabbing headlines, sometimes not his own doing, even before the Los Angeles Lakers drafted him second overall in the 2017 Draft.
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Upcoming comedy Bridesmaids is grabbing headlines for its risque approach and the cast members have discussed scenes they wish they had tried.
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Mr Collinson said: "Whitehall's response to the recession has been too governed by grabbing headlines. The last year has seen too many unnecessary announcements and schemes.
Winger Ryan McIlmoyle went to Dungannon Swiffts and midfielder Gareth Tommons, inset, is grabbing headlines after joining neighbours Coleraine where he scored twice in five days against Distillery and Bangor.
Exchange iBetX had been grabbing headlines in the Basingstoke Gazette with an idea to launch a takeover bid for the non-league football club, currently second from bottom in their division, but that intention has now seemingly been downgraded to a watching brief.
Our non-driving Prime Minister has been grabbing headlines at the G8 summit, saying that high fuel prices are for our own good (the sheer arrogance of it), and that we should all buy hybrids and electric cars.