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cause célèbre

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variants: also cause celebre

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a person who is widely known and usually much talked about
  • a cause célèbre from some reality TV show whose fame hadn't even lasted the proverbial 15 minutes

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The first known use of cause célèbre was in 1763

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“Cause célèbre.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cause%20c%C3%A9l%C3%A8bre. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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