be the toast of (the town)

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be the toast of (the town)

To be someone who is especially well-liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place. The young entrepreneur has been the toast of the town ever since his revolutionary tech innovation went public. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
See also: of, toast
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PUB owners Danny and Dymphna Fitzpatrick were the toast of the town last night after their bar was named the best in Ireland.
The Trojans were the toast of the town long before the Dodgers, the Lakers, the Kings, the Clippers and those upstarts from Westwood arrived on the scene.