the talk of the town

noun phrase

: a person or thing that many people in a town, city, etc., are talking about in an interested or excited way
The new restaurant is the talk of the town.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There’s another new girl, too, Jennifer Pedranti, whom Tamra knows from CUT Fitness (RIP) and who is possibly having an affair (with another CUT Fitness member, according to Bravo’s press release) that is the talk of the town. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 25 Apr. 2023 After the initial surprise wore off, the beasts have become the talk of the town. J. Harry Jones, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Apr. 2023 Hanks joked that the cake is the talk of the town at his production company's office. Liz Mcneil, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2023

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“The talk of the town.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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