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the limelight

noun [S] uk   /ˈlaɪm.laɪt/ us  
public attention and interest: She's been in the limelight recently, following the release of her controversial new film.
Translations of “the limelight”
in Chinese (Traditional) 公衆關注…
in Russian центр внимания…
in Turkish genel ilgi, halktan gelen büyük ilgi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公众关注…
in Polish centrum uwagi…
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