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a legend in (one's) own lifetime

A person who has an extraordinary level of fame or reputation while they are still alive. The singer has made such a huge impact on the world of blues that she's come to be a legend in her own lifetime.
See also: legend, lifetime, own

a legend in (one's) own lunchtime

A person who affects or believes that they are of greater importance or notoriety than is actually the case. A humorous, ironic twist on the phrase "a legend in one's own lifetime." The assistant manager acts as if she's the only one keeping the company together. She's a regular legend in her own lunchtime.
See also: legend, own

a legend in (one's) own mind

A person who affects or believes that they are of greater importance or notoriety than is actually the case. A humorous, ironic twist on the phrase "a legend in one's own lifetime." The assistant manager acts as if she's the only one keeping the company together. She's a regular legend in her own mind.
See also: legend, mind, own

a legend in (one's) own time

A person who has an extraordinary level of fame or reputation while they are still alive. The singer has made such a huge impact on the world of blues that she's come to be a legend in her own time.
See also: legend, own, time

a living legend

A person who has an extraordinary reputation or level of fame while they are still alive. The singer has made such a huge impact on the world of blues that she's come to be a living legend.
See also: legend, living

urban legend

A local myth, legend, or piece of folklore that becomes widely spread through informal means, especially by word of mouth, usually describing, dealing with, or attempting to explain mysterious, macabre, horrific, or humorous events or happenings. A: "Did you ever hear about the kid whose stomach exploded from eating Pop Rocks and drinking soda at the same time?" B: "Oh, that's just a silly old urban legend." I remember hearing an urban legend about a young woman who hides in a chest in her attic for game of hide-and-seek on her wedding day. She gets locked inside and isn't found until many years later.
See also: legend, urban

legend in one's own (life)time

Fig. someone who is very famous and widely known for doing something special. The young golfer became a legend in his own lifetime.
See also: legend, own, time

urban legend

Fig. a myth or piece of folklore that is totally false. That story about the rats in the sewer being as big as dogs is an urban legend. It's just not so.
See also: legend, urban

a legend in their own lifetime

a very famous or notorious person.
See also: legend, lifetime, own

a living ˈlegend

(also a ˌlegend in your own ˈlifetime) a person who has become famous while still alive: Her 30-year study of chimpanzees made her a living legend.
See also: legend, living
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