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make the papers

To be featured in news articles in newspapers, as due to being particularly important, popular, fashionable, etc. It may not be so tremendous as to make the papers, but this small change in immigration law could have a huge impact on foreign workers. The pop star made the papers yesterday after his latest run-in with police.
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make the papers

be written about or given attention as news.
See also: make, paper
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France, less favoured on the whole as to matters spiritual than her sister of the shield and trident, rolled with exceeding smoothness down hill, making paper money and spending it.
A son of a major at Bahia Blanca gained his livelihood by making paper cigars, and he wished to accompany me, as guide or servant, to Buenos Ayres, but his father objected on the score of the danger alone.