set the world on fire

idiom

Definition of set the world on fire

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 on fire.

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“Set the world on fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20the%20world%20on%20fire. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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