the man, woman, etc. of the moment

(the) man of the moment

A man who is currently being celebrated, honored, or admired by others, especially for a recent victory, accomplishment, or other cause for celebration. (Feminine: "woman of the moment.") Jake was man of the moment at the office after securing the biggest customer their business had ever had. It's a surprise birthday party for you, Rob! You're the man of the moment!
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the man, woman, etc. of the ˈmoment

the person most admired and talked about at a particular time: This is the woman of the moment: the first Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics in this country.
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