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English definition of “the toast of sth”

the toast of sth

old-fashioned
The toast of a particular place is a person who is very much admired there for something they have recently done: Not so long ago Viviana was a little-known actress playing in a provincial theatre - these days she's the toast of New York/the town.Admirable and admired
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