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high profile

1. noun A presence or stance that is deliberately conspicuous and prominent socially. People only become true celebrities when they maintain a high profile both in their professional and private lives.
2. adjective Prominent in the perception of the public or one's peers in a particular field. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated. The attorney has been involved in several high-profile cases, making him a household name.
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a high profile

COMMON If a person, organization or activity has a high profile, they are well-known and people notice what they do. He will be thinking about his future now that he has such a high profile in the cycling world. It was expected that someone with a high profile would get the job. Note: You can also use high-profile before a noun. Experience in Australia has shown how effective a high-profile campaign can be in changing public attitudes. She works three days a week in a high-profile job as communications director for a top advertising agency.
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The Arab League held a regional consultative meeting on international immigration and development in the Arab region at its headquarters in Cairo last June to prepare for the second high-profile dialogue, currently held in New York.
The second annual Qatar Global Investment Forum welcomed over 350 international and regional investors with industry leaders, and high-profile government officials, from over 30 countries.
In Maguire's case the episode led to a high-profile appeal as the ban ruled him out of the ride on the well-fancied Peddlers Cross in the Stan James Champion Hurdle.
Success breeds success and an extraordinary number of quality, high-profile events led to further quality, high-profile events for Liverpool.
"What you've seen in the last several days is an attempt by al-Qaeda and others to conduct high-profile attempts that are really aimed at intimidating the civilian population" and drawing media attention, Austin said.
The conference featured eight panels, seven addressing the role of a particular set of actors in a high-profile case, and one presenting a comparative-law analysis.
A majority of citizens in the large European Union states believe a high-profile figure must be chosen to fill the post of stable president of the European Council as of 2009.
When faced with high-profile program manager openings, organizations often promote individuals from within the project manager ranks, for very good reasons: They are familiar with the organization and have outstanding technical project management skills.
Is it any surprise given how despicable most of the high-profile ones seem to be nowadays?
Depending upon how high-profile the client is, you also may have to do damage control.
In less than 10 years, she went from working in retail stores to leasing space for high-profile retailers in some of the country's most desirable locations.
As one of the premier demolition contractors in the country, the company wanted to use this high-profile job as an example of how to salvage as much material as possible from a complex project.
The 2006 annual NCLR conference in Los Angeles brought together a bipartisan lineup of such high-profile speakers as former President Bill Clinton, Republican presidential political strategist Karl Rove, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.).
In another high-profile case, stockbroker Calvin Darden pleaded guilty in August 2005 to defrauding several prominent African American investors, including rapper Nelly and NBA star Latrell Sprewell.
The arrival of a high-profile inmate brings with it a whole set of problems that disrupts the routine of the facility.