be in the limelight

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be in the limelight

To be the center of attention. The phrase refers to a type of lamp that was previously used in theatrical stage lighting. My sister loves being in the limelight, but I get really nervous on stage. Once news of this scandal breaks, our company will be in the limelight for months.
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Crona, who now lives a very private lifestyle, was in the limelight for many years and worked on The Late Late Show with her father and has met hoards of VIPs including Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall and Pierce Brosnan.