have (one's) name in lights(redirected from have their name in lights)
have (one's) name in lights
To be well-known due to one's work in show business or the arts. Alice has always dreamed of having her name in lights, so I'm not surprised that she's making her Broadway debut tonight.
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have your name in lights1 (of an actor or performer) have their name displayed in lights outside a theatre, concert hall, etc. 2 be famous.
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