set the world on fire

Definition of set the world on fire

informal

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

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

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

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

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

worldplay
  1. :  the earthly state of human existence

    :  the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

    :  individual course of life :  career

  1. :  of or relating to the world

    :  extending or found throughout the world :  worldwide

    :  involving or applying to part of or the whole world

fireplay
  1. :  the phenomenon of combustion manifested in light, flame, and heat

    :  one of the four elements of the alchemists

    :  burning passion :  ardor

  1. :  to set on fire :  kindle

    :  ignite

    :  to give life or spirit to :  inspire


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