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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.) Primarily heard in Scotland. 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.) Primarily heard in Scotland. 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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But Heather had to wait until last week before her spousal visa came through and she could move to the UK to be with Adam.
As part of M People, hits such as Moving On Up, One Night In Heaven and Search For The Hero and albums like Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit and Fresco achieving massive worldwide success, Heather became one of the seminal British voices of the 1990s, with the band winning the Best British Dance Act Award at the Brits in 1994 and 1995, as well as the Mercury Music Prize for Elegant Slumming.
While Heather is seemingly just being friendly to Janet, both Kibby (Chloe Bridges) and Nina (Camille Guaty) are questioning Heather's intentions.
Heather, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, had fallen for Adonis when they worked as entertainers at a hotel in the Dominican Republic.
Heather described the treatment as "a miracle", as it made her sweat "like a normal person".
Heather, who grew up in the small mining village of Pontyberem in Carmarthenshire, moved to London in 1963 to be with her childhood sweetheart, Eiddon, who was training to be a doctor.
As Isla is a girl and Heather the pig is female, perhaps the story would appeal more to girls, but it is a great adventure though.
Heather said she was trying to make a healthy decision by picking a mushroom risotto from Tesco's Light Choices range - but now she vows never to eat ready meals again.
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.
Heather grades her papers and from time to time sips from a cup of tea on the desk in front of her.
Just four years ago, Heather Bryson was twirling her tassles and reciting risqu poetry round the pubs.
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.
AFTER selling several million records, winning two Brit Awards and the Mercury Music Prize, performing across the globe and recording a track that's become an unofficial national anthem - international even - Heather Small is making her return to the stage.