the toast of

idiom

: a person who is very popular in (a particular place) or among (a particular group of people)
After she won the championship, she was the toast of the town.

Examples of the toast of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For decades, Apple has been the toast of the creative class. Tripp Mickle, New York Times, 8 May 2024 Darvin Ham, just one season after being the toast of the town, is in danger of being toast. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2024 Lou, conversely, was the toast of the town: an institution-building entrepreneur and voluble drinking buddy known for wearing loud turtlenecks, cracking ribald jokes and eating like a barn animal. Alex Traub, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 The actor will reprise his role from the London production opposite newcomer Gayle Rankin, who will play the toast of Mayfair, Sally Bowles. EW.com, 23 Oct. 2023 Despite his lack of nomination, Messi, whose character in the film was named Snoop, has been the toast of awards season. Victoria Edel, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024 In the late 19th century, Lund had been the toast of Oslo and went on to a successful career in the United States, before her Nazi sympathies late in life turned her into a pariah. Stephen Cox, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Mar. 2024 Having respect for the opponent. Chiefs coach Andy Reid is the toast of the NFL. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024 Chip companies were the toast of the U.S. stock market in 2023, largely driven by demand for technologies to enhance their AI capabilities. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 21 Jan. 2024

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“The toast of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20toast%20of. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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