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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.
See also: high, profile

keep a low profile

To avoid drawing attention, scrutiny, or observation to oneself. A: "I haven't seen you in awhile—how are you?" B: "Oh, I'm fine, just keeping a low profile so I can finish my research by the deadline." It's hard for celebrities to keep a low profile when they go out in public.
See also: keep, low, profile

in profile

1. Seen from the side. I really hate the way my nose looks in profile. In profile, the two brothers look remarkably alike.
2. Presented as a detailed account of the person or thing. Most often used in article headlines. Global Corp. in Profile: An In-Depth Look at the World's Most Prolific Company Hero of a Nation: Tom Thomas in Profile
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*low profile

Fig. a persona or character that does not draw attention. (*Typically: assume ~; have ~; keep ~; give oneself ~.) I try to be quiet and keep a low profile. It's hard because I just love attention.
See also: low, profile

keep a low profile

Stay out of public notice, avoid attracting attention to oneself. For example, Until his appointment becomes official, Ted is keeping a low profile. This expression alludes to profile in the sense of "a visible contour," a usage dating from the 1600s. [Late 1900s]
See also: keep, low, profile

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.
See also: high, profile

keep a low profile

COMMON If someone keeps a low profile, they avoid doing things that will make people notice them. The president continues to keep a low profile on vacation in Maine. The Home Secretary was keeping a low profile yesterday when the crime figures were announced in the House of Commons. Note: You can also say that you keep something low profile if you try to avoid attracting attention to it. They have been dating for a month and have kept everything very low profile. Note: You can also use low-profile before a noun. There is no need for the presence of any police officers. This is a low-profile event.
See also: keep, low, profile

keep (or maintain) a low profile

avoid attracting public notice or comment.
See also: keep, low, profile

adopt, keep, etc. a ˌhigh/ˌlow ˈprofile

try/try not to attract other people’s interest, attention, etc: If I were you, I’d try and keep a low profile until she’s forgotten about the whole thing.In the run-up to the elections all three candidates maintained a high profile.
See also: high, low, profile

in ˈprofile

(of a face) seen from the side: In profile he’s got a nose like an eagle!
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(pro)file

in. to walk about and show something off; to walk carefully in a way that gets attention. (As if showing one’s profile.) Look at Albert profiling along! What a nerd.
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Analysis of average discount price granted by the suppliers of profiles, by brand.
Complex profiles, by contrast, generally are multi-sided contours that cannot be characterized meaningfully by a simple thickness profile measurement.
Clariant presented data on a foamed composite profile that nearly doubles in size between the die and the calibrators.
Profile Your List incorporates a variety of key demographic information into a pre-existing mailing list.
The doors of these upper sections can be opened pneumatically or manually so that when the system is closed, the running profile is cleaned by high pressure spraying in the tunnel.
blade is held in tension, and the profile itself is gripped and stretched slightly by the device as it is cut.
Disadvantages of profile calenders include costly profile rolls; limitation of calendering thick sections with blistering resulting; costly down time of roll profile changes; limited profile capability (i.
which licenses proprietary wood- composite profile technology that is now widely used for decks and rails.
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As the screen becomes dirty, the extrusion parameters, and thus the profile dimensions, change.
Pulling harder can create another problem: It can deform the soft core of a heavy profile, building in stresses that could cause unacceptable shrinkage later.
Corotating, twin-screw compounding extruders and pelletizing systems; twin-screw compounding with direct in-line sheeting of filled and reinforced plastics; single- and twin-screw extruders for devolatilization and specialty applications; and single-screw profile extrusion systems from commingled reclaim.
The core innovative step was introducing an interlay between the pressure-sensitive self-adhesive tape and the flexible elastomer profile.
Physicians who do not admit patients-pathologists, anesthesiologists, radiologists - are more likely to lose admitting privileges when other physicians of the same specialty win exclusive contracts with their hospital where the other hand, insurers now readily use claims databases 146 profile physicians' practice habits before winnowing their networks.
As the profile is extruded, it's pulled into the closing molds with suction and pinched off to form hollow parts.