the talk of the town


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be the talk of the town

To be a person or topic that many people are currently talking about in a certain area, typically due to recent eventfulness. My brother was the talk of the town after leading the high school team to a state championship. How did you not hear about the fire at city hall last night? It's the talk of the town!
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the talk of the town

A person or topic that many people are currently talking about in a certain area, typically due to recent eventfulness. My brother was the talk of the town after leading the high school team to a state championship. How did you not hear about the fire at city hall last night? It's the talk of the town!
See also: of, talk, town

talk of the town, the

A subject of considerable gossip, as in Turning up drunk at the debutante ball will certainly make you the talk of the town. Already mentioned in two Latin sources, this expression surfaced in English in the mid-1600s.
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References in classic literature ?
To this day I never pass its placards in the street without shaking it by the hand, and she used to sew its pages together as lovingly as though they were a child's frock; but let the truth be told, when she read that first article she became alarmed, and fearing the talk of the town, hid the paper from all eyes.
The Talk of the Town Awards, presented by Talk of the Town News, honor companies and professionals that provide excellent customer service as reported by their customers through no-cost, user-review websites, blogs, social networks, business rating services, and other honors and accolades.
This is the seventh year Talk of the Town News has honored companies for achieving high levels of customer satisfaction with the Talk of the Town Awards.
THE GOSSIP that's not what i heard: Fresh from rockin' Ladyfest attendees within an inch of their wits, Northwest talks-of-the-town the Gossip return this fall with more of that punk wallop that makes them, well, the talk of the town.
We are delighted to present the Talk of the Town award to the industry trendsetter and market leader in office condos, Jim Riggs and Shea Commercial, again this year.
com)-- With the highest possible rating of 5 stars, Pittsburgh's Christian Home Healthcare has received the Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award for the fifth straight year.
Coppola and the team at Northeast Children's Dentistry have been serving the community for more than three decades and are honored to receive the Talk of the Town Award for a fifth straight year.
Each year, the Talk of the Town Awards are presented by Talk of the Town News to honor companies and professionals that provide excellent customer service as reported by their customers through no-cost, user-review websites, blogs, social networks, business rating services, and other honors and accolades.
Receiving the Talk of the Town Award again means a lot to our company," says Jim McCormack, owner of McCormack Roofing, Construction & Energy Solutions.
This is the sixth year Talk of the Town News has honored companies for achieving high levels of customer satisfaction with the Talk of the Town Awards.
Winning the Talk of the Town Award is a source of pride for the team at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry.