where the action is


: a place or situation that is very active and exciting
likes to be where the action is
Downtown is where the action is.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The green media sites that have juice focus on where the action is. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 7 Jan. 2013 But the Quantum Realm is definitely where the action is. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Feb. 2023 Action is, simply, where the action is. Vulture, 8 Feb. 2023 But for them, fintech is where the action is – over 80% of their revenue comes from payments. Alex Lazarow, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2023 Creativity helped change the perception of this place, and enticed people to move here from New York and all over the world, because suddenly this was where the action is. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 29 Nov. 2022 The movie is almost entirely a flashback, narrated from the perspective of one of its main characters, Saul Manfred (Barney Phillips), a doctor from the North who’s a recent arrival in the cozy but somnolent seaside town of Braddock, North Carolina, where the action is set. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2022 If rock-bottom prices are your thing, this is where the action is. Jennifer Chan, PEOPLE.com, 13 July 2022 Hopper also shows us various light sources, including a fragment of the movie screen, where the action is no doubt rushing inexorably toward a Hollywood climax. Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2022 See More

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“Where the action is.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/where%20the%20action%20is. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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