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Unit 4: Fame
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likely to achieve success soon or in the near future
become famous by being reported in the news, often featured on the front page. similar to "be in the public eye"
know important people within a company or organization.
in the right place at the right time
When something happens by luck, or someone is given an unexpected chance completely by surprise. Ex. I can't believe he gave this major contract to me. I must've just been ______________!
drop out of sight
to lose your fame or popularity
criticized, especially in the newspapers, on television, or on radio
to gradually become worse. Ex. After his wife died, his health started to ____________
jobs or bookings for musicians and actors
pleasing and easily remembered
anxiety over the prospect of giving a speech in front of an audience
a place that treats people for addiction
attractive in an exciting and special way. Ex. Famous people's lifestyles always look so _________.
able to do many things well; capable of many uses
one trick pony
a person or thing with only one special feature, talent, or area of expertise
a big opportunity, a sudden advance in an actor or musician's career
claim to fame
a reason why someone or something is famous. Ex. LA's ____________ is it's movie industry.
victim of your own success
when you have problems because of your success.
a group of individuals of the highest level of society that usually have the most fame
something/someone everyone knows because it is famous. Ex. Marvel is now a ____________.
make a name for yourself
to become famous or respected by a lot of people
make it big
to become (very) successful (or famous)
(n) ill fame; the state of being well-known for a disgraceful reason
(be) in the spotlight
someone or something that is getting a great deal of public attention
famous and widely respected throughout the world
have a bright future
destined to be happy and successful
person who is no longer famous
someone who has success with only one song, book, move etc.
make a comeback
to become successful after a period of failure or retirement
be in the public eye
to be famous and written about in newspapers and magazines and seen on television. similar to "making headlines"
an event where fans get to talk to famous people and get their autographs
A person who produces regular web videos about a chosen topic on a video-enabled blog (like youtube)
well-informed; sharp; experienced
cause (someone) to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated.
the status of being acknowledged as famous, fame
the cherry on top
the final touch that makes something as attractive and perfect as possible
a channel or system of communication, information, or entertainment (ex. youtube, instagram)
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