claim to fame

noun phrase

: something that someone or something is famous for or that makes someone or something important or interesting
His claim to fame is the invention of the stapler.
The restaurant's claim to fame is its barbecue sauce.

Examples of claim to fame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His visual claim to fame is a high sloping forehead and bill—no other North American duck sports such an angular profile. M.d. Johnson, Field & Stream, 8 Nov. 2023 Reid is far from the only NFL pro with a claim to fame regarding the pair, though. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 18 Oct. 2023 But his real claim to fame came in 2015 when he was asked to train the kitchen staff of a restaurant in Palau, an archipelago of islands in Micronesia. Emily Blackwood, Peoplemag, 7 Oct. 2023 Once heralded for asparagus farms and flower stands, Hadley — the town where Jamie Edwards works — has a new claim to fame in union elections. Diti Kohli,, 7 Sep. 2023 Naturally, such a claim to fame comes alive around Halloween. Rose Marie Walano, Country Living, 14 June 2023 Until recently, Bandari’s claim to fame was achieving property sales exceeding 20 billion Dirhams ($5 billion). Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 2 Oct. 2023 Nearby, the Chattanooga Choo Choo—which has long been the city's most recognizable claim to fame thanks to the 1941 Glenn Miller song of the same name—has had a top-to-toe refurbishment. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, 11 Aug. 2023 But the property's claim to fame is its farm-to-table program that includes the first carbon-neutral farm in the country. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 17 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Claim to fame.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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