rising star

noun

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 Perdue declared his candidacy a few days after Abrams, a voting rights champion and rising star in the Democratic Party, launched her second straight bid for governor. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 4 May 2022 On some nights, big blue liner K’Andre Miller looks like a rising star. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Apr. 2022 Medina will also unleash a rising star in sophomore attack Abby Cassidy. Robert Fenbers, cleveland, 6 Apr. 2022 The June 2021 announcement of the rising star's Snow White casting came months before audiences saw Zegler's debut performance in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, which opened in December 2021. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 3 Apr. 2022 The track was born after Towers reached out to Blessd, who’s quickly become a rising star with his Latin trap and urban sound. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 19 Mar. 2022 The film will soon be eclipsed as a credit on the rising star's growing resume, and probably just as quickly be kind of forgotten by most people who watch it. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, 13 Aug. 2021 Finally, Josh Berry took the $100,000 check at Dover International Speedway, showing the rising star's potential in a high pressure situation. Joseph Wolkin, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Scott is viewed as a rising star and potential presidential candidate or vice presidential pick. Seema Mehtastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rising star

1767, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rising star was in 1767

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6 May 2022

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“Rising star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rising%20star. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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