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set the heather alight

To do wonderful or exciting things; to cause a great or remarkable sensation in the world; to be extremely exciting, popular, famous, renowned, etc. (Often used in the negative to indicate the opposite. Said especially in Scotland.) Primarily heard in UK. I wouldn't be too concerned with what he thinks of you. For all his money and education, he's hardly setting the heather alight, is he? When she was a child, Janet dreamed of setting the heather alight as a famous actress.
See also: alight, heather, set

set the heather on fire

To do wonderful or exciting things; to cause a great or remarkable sensation in the world; to be extremely exciting, popular, famous, renowned, etc. (Often used in the negative to indicate the opposite. Said especially in Scotland.) Primarily heard in UK. I wouldn't be too concerned with what he thinks of you. For all his money and education, he's hardly setting the heather on fire, is he? As a girl, Janet dreamed of setting the heather on fire as a famous actress.
See also: fire, heather, on, set

set the heather on fire

be very exciting. Scottish
See also: fire, heather, on, set
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While Heather is seemingly just being friendly to Janet, both Kibby (Chloe Bridges) and Nina (Camille Guaty) are questioning Heather's intentions.
I'm grateful to him for what he did, but I love him for the wonderful person he is and I'm so proud to call him my husband,' gushes Heather.
The couple had only been apart for two weeks while Heather had their baby in Scotland when the cheating 21-year-old tied the knot with Julia.
Heather is an extremely intelligent pig and learns to read and becomes part of a promotional campaign to promote organic farming.
Heather brought the salon at Newsome Road South from a hairdresser who was retiring.
Her father Alan Naylor, 79, last saw Heather at Easter when she made a trip with her children to the Isle of Wight to visit him.
Mum-of-two Heather, 50, was found dead at her home two weeks ago in Gosforth, Newcastle.
To the side there is a teacher's desk where Heather Clark sits grading papers.
Just four years ago, Heather Bryson was twirling her tassles and reciting risqu poetry round the pubs.
HEATHER Mills has accused her former nanny of blackmail after winning her tribunal battle.
CHILDREN'S nanny Sara Trumble thought she'd landed the dream job when she was taken on by Heather Mills and Sir Paul McCartney to look after their daughter Beatrice.
Heather Mills is being taken to court over a spray tan.
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills is back in court, but this time it's for a new 'cause' - the model's nanny has sued her over allegations of sex discrimination and intimidation.
DJ Heather Suttie is the new face of eco-friendly jewellery company Froote.