the limelight

noun

: public attention or notice thought of as a bright light that shines on someone
She is a very private woman who never sought the limelight.
When his new book caused an unexpected controversy, he was thrust into the limelight once again.
He doesn't like having to share the limelight with other actors.

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“The limelight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20limelight. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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