set the heather alight

set the heather alight

To do wonderful or exciting things; to cause a great or remarkable sensation in the world; to be extremely exciting, popular, famous, renowned, etc. (Often used in the negative to indicate the opposite. Said especially in Scotland.) Primarily heard in UK. I wouldn't be too concerned with what he thinks of you. For all his money and education, he's hardly setting the heather alight, is he? When she was a child, Janet dreamed of setting the heather alight as a famous actress.
See also: alight, heather, set
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He hasn't set the heather alight since he's been here, but the fact that Holland have called him up after keeping an eye on him will be a big boost.
Barack Obama did not set the heather alight as president but Trump could well set the world alight.
While neither team has set the heather alight in recent times, Sunderland's league record is utterly mediocre to say the least.
Although neither last year's debut album Loveblood nor his singles have exactly set the heather alight, this sold–out show was a perfect chance to see what King Charles – real name Charles Costa, from London – was about.
Miliband failing to set the heather alight doesn't mean the PM can relax but it's an easier opportunity to shine.
A"Kevin Keegan hasn't exactly set the heather alight on his return.
You don't need to be on the board of Saatchi and Saatchi to know that RoP will never go down in history as a campaign slogan that set the heather alight.
They didn't set the heather alight and still won the games, but you can get away with that against the strugglers.
An average league crowd of 5,053 from their three Premiership home games this term is not going to set the heather alight, but is 246 higher than the corresponding time last year.
Ferguson has been in terrific form for Birmingham and while Fletcher has yet to set the heather alight at Molineux, Berra is enjoying the best spell of his career.
Leeds boss George Graham will be the first to admit that his first 100 days at Elland Road have hardly set the heather alight.
Rangers have hardly made summer signings to set the heather alight, which is raising eyebrows.
A 10th-placed finish might not set the heather alight, but any upward trend is to be welcomed.