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
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Word History

First Known Use

1767, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rising star was in 1767

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“Rising star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rising%20star. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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