Meaning of LIMELIGHT in English

LIMELIGHT

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

hog

You're presenting a message, not hogging the limelight !

He is brimming with ideas, but in the past has been accused of hogging the limelight .

steal

Do you feel a bit disappointed that they've come along and perhaps stolen your limelight ?

Proud though he was of his wife, Charles could not help noticing she was stealing the limelight .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

steal the show/limelight/scene

However it was Neil Freeman who stole the show getting the better of all three Writtle players.

It was only his second international but again out half Eric Elwood stole the show with a marvellous and mature performance.

Kevin played to 50,000 at Glastonbury, stole the show at the Cambridge but somehow his name never quite stuck.

Mr Bodison all but steals the show.

Proud though he was of his wife, Charles could not help noticing she was stealing the limelight.

Tailoring didn't steal the show, but jackets were there for women who can't imagine a wardrobe without them.

When it came to grabbing the headlines, it was regularly the opposition that stole the show.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Do you feel a bit disappointed that they've come along and perhaps stolen your limelight ?

He gave the Bruins another scorer, more size, more rebounding, and the actor in him enjoyed the limelight .

Nader is relishing the leverage and the limelight .

Otherwise, staff members can feel they are doing all the real work while the boss is usurping the limelight .

The city a secure armed camp, Daley was enjoying himself and the glow of the limelight .

The force is rightly stepping back from the limelight .

You're presenting a message, not hogging the limelight !

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