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hold court

humorous
to receive a lot of attention from other people who stand or sit around you to listen, especially on a social occasion: Patrick is holding court at the end table.
Translations of “hold court”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在社交場合)引起周圍人的注意…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在社交场合)引起周围人的注意…
(Definition of hold court from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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