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English definition of “hit the headlines”

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hit the headlines

to appear in the news suddenly or receive a lot of attention in news reports: He hit the headlines two years ago when he was arrested for selling drugs to the mayor's nephew.
Translations of “hit the headlines”
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然成為媒體頭條, 受到媒體強烈關注…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然成为媒体头条, 受到媒体强烈关注…
(Definition of hit the headlines from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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