set the world alight

Definition of set the world alight

chiefly British, informal
:to be very successful and attract a lot of attention
  • The company is doing all right, but they haven't exactly set the world alight.

Word by Word Definitions

set play
  1. : to cause to sit : place in or on a seat

  2. : to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

  3. : to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. : the act or action of setting

  2. : the condition of being set

  3. : a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. : intent, determined

  2. : intentional, premeditated

  3. : fixed by authority or appointment : prescribed, specified

world play
  1. : the earthly state of human existence

  2. : life after death

  3. : the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

  1. : of or relating to the world

  2. : extending or found throughout the world : worldwide

  3. : involving or applying to part of or the whole world

alight play
  1. : to come down from something (such as a vehicle): such as

  2. : dismount

  3. : deplane

  1. : being on fire

  2. : lighted up


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