be the toast of (some place)

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be the toast of (some place)

To be someone who is especially well liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place. The young entrepreneur has been the toast of Silicon Valley ever since his revolutionary tech innovation went public. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
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be the toast of...

be somebody who is praised by a lot of people in a particular place because of something that they have done well: Eddie was the toast of Hollywood yesterday after winning three awards for his latest film.
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Autographed and decorated champagne flutes from Hilary Swank, Michael Douglas, Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna and Rob Estes were the toast of a special evening to benefit "The Kenny G Miracles Foundation" and kick-off the "Korbel Champagne and Kenny G Wedding Song Serenade Contest.