Entertainment – English idioms and sayings

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To be the centre of attention.
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to be in the limelight
She would do anything to be in the limelight.
To be in charge of an organization or an activity.
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to run the show
It is a huge project, I wouldn't like to be the one who runs the show, there's a lot of responsibility.
Something that we say which means that an event or activity must continue even if there are problems or difficulties.
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the show must go on
I don't like my work, but the show must go on, I have to earn my living.
To make yourself appear foolish or stupid.
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to make a clown of yourself
I shouldn't have worn this costume, I made a clown of myself.
A pupil who frequently makes jokes or pokes fun.
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class clown
Every class has its class clown who makes jokes all the time.
To make a fool of oneself.
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to be laughed out of court
I was laughed out of court when I asked who Lady Gaga was.
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