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hold court

mainly humorous
to receive a lot of attention from other people who stand or sit round you to listen, especially on a social occasion
(尤指在社交场合)引起周围人的注意
Patrick is holding court at the end table.
帕特里克在茶几旁被不少人围着。
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in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在社交場合)引起周圍人的注意…
(Definition of hold court from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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