rising star


Definition of rising star

: a person or thing that is growing quickly in popularity or importance in a particular field a rising star in politics

Examples of rising star in a Sentence

a politician who is a rising star in the Republican Party
Recent Examples on the Web McEnany, who has come under fire for her steadfast defense of Trump's misleading statements, has long been a rising star in Republican politics. Alexis Benveniste, CNN, "Kayleigh McEnany, Trump's former press secretary, is joining Fox News," 2 Mar. 2021 February 28, 2021 DeSantis, who spoke at CPAC Saturday, has become a rising star in the Republican Party in large part because of his more relaxed approach to combating the coronavirus pandemic. Michael Lee, Washington Examiner, "CPAC crowns rising star in GOP its next choice for POTUS after Trump," 28 Feb. 2021 Duckett has been a long-rising star in the finance industry and at JPMorgan, where her role as consumer banking chief since 2016 saw her oversee $600 billion in deposits, 4,900 branches, and 40,000 employees. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, "Thasunda Brown Duckett will become the second Black female CEO in the Fortune 500," 25 Feb. 2021 His father, Gil, was a rising star in the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office before becoming the county’s top prosecutor in 1992. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, "L.A.’s first lady, Amy Wakeland, navigates shifting political fortunes in final Garcetti years," 7 Feb. 2021 Facebook posts from the Italian luxury brand that has, under creative director Daniel Lee, become a rising star in Kering’s portfolio. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "In an Increasingly Digital World, Bottega Veneta Signs Off From Social Media," 5 Jan. 2021 After winning the July runoff, Valenzuela quickly became a rising star in the Democratic Party. Dallas News, "Beth Van Duyne leading over Candace Valenzuela in Texas' 24th congressional district," 4 Nov. 2020 Mayor of Columbia since 2010, Benjamin previously ran for South Carolina attorney general in 2002 and has been considered a rising star in Democratic political circles. Meg Kinnard, Star Tribune, "South Carolina capital city mayor to head US diplomacy group," 1 Dec. 2020 Collins took over the party leadership three months ago, the second new leader in matter of weeks as National looked for ways to counter Ardern's rising star. Nick Perry, Star Tribune, "A popular Ardern poised to win 2nd term in New Zealand vote," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of rising star

1767, in the meaning defined above

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“Rising star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rising%20star. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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: a person who is quickly becoming popular, successful, etc.

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