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star turn

noun

: a performance or role in a movie, play, etc., that is done by a star or that makes someone become a star

: the most important or successful person or thing in a group (such a sports team)

Full Definition of STAR TURN

chiefly British
:  the featured skit or number in a theatrical production; broadly :  the most widely publicized person or item in a group

Examples of STAR TURN

  1. She was nominated for an Oscar for her star turn as a single mother raising three children alone.
  2. She was the star turn in yesterday's game.

First Known Use of STAR TURN

1898

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