a legend in (one's) own lifetime

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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
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a legend in their own lifetime

a very famous or notorious person.
See also: legend, lifetime, own
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Sadequain, who became a legend in his own lifetime, created the illustrations of Ghalib in 1968, of Faiz during the 1970s and 80s, and of Iqbal during the 1980s.
RHYS Darby is a legend in his own lifetime, or if you go by the name of his show, he's a legend in the entire space-time continuum universe thingy.
Sir Norman Wisdom was a legend in his own lifetime - and will be for many years to come.
WHEN asked, by a newspaper reporter, what it was like to be a legend in his own lifetime, the great Kenny Dalglish wisely replied that you were only a legend in other people''s minds, and the problems started when you began to believe it yourself.
He was a legend in his own lifetime, a man for all seasons.
LEGEND IN HIS OWN LIFETIME: Sir Bobby Robson collects his award from presenter Gary Lineker last night.
A nervous tendency to sometimes transpose initial letters or half-syllables in speech made him a legend in his own lifetime, the founding father of Spoonerisms, such as the toast to Queen Victoria which came out as :"Three cheers for our queer old dean!".
But Fiery Fred was a legend in his own lifetime, probably the greatest cricketer my county has produced.
Paul McCartney is a legend in his own lifetime and has not got what he has through sitting on his backside.
Cllr Collins said: "He is an inspiration." Councillor Cliff Houlding said: "He is a legend in his own lifetime."
Above - a legend in his own lifetime, Matthews (right) and captain Harry Johnson (left) are carried off the pitch at Wembley by their jubilant Blackpool team-mates after a magnificent 4-3 victory over Bolton Wanderers in 1953.
A legend in his own lifetime, Cahill''s series of daring robberies earnt him the nickname 'The General' and ultimately made him Ireland''s No 1 enemy.