claim to fame


claim to fame
claim to fame often humorous phrase
the thing that makes a person or place famous or interesting

My claim to fame is that I once shook hands with Nelson Mandela.

Thesaurus: fame and renownsynonym
Main entry: claim

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a reason for being regarded as unusual or noteworthy

his claim to fame was bringing Garbo to Hollywood

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claim to fame
: something that someone or something is famous for or that makes someone or something important or interesting

His claim to fame is the invention of the stapler.

The restaurant's claim to fame is its barbecue sauce.

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Main Entry:fame

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ˌclaim to ˈfame idiom
(often humorous) one thing that makes a person or place important or interesting

His main claim to fame is that he went to school with the Prime Minister.

The town's only claim to fame is the castle.

Main entry:claimidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Claim to Fame —   Author(s) Margaret Peterson Haddix …   Wikipedia

  • claim to fame — (someone s) claim to fame a reason for a person or place to be well known or famous. The town s main claim to fame is that the President was born here. His only claim to fame is that he nearly met Princess Diana. (humorous) …   New idioms dictionary

  • claim to fame — noun That for which one has bragging rights; ones reason for being well known or famous. It seems to me that grass seed capital of the world is a fairly shaky claim to fame …   Wiktionary

  • claim to fame — what you have done to cause you to be famous    Besides passing math, what s your claim to fame? …   English idioms

  • claim to fame — often humorous the thing that makes a person or place famous or interesting My claim to fame is that I once shook hands with Nelson Mandela …   English dictionary

  • someone's claim to fame — (someone s) claim to fame a reason for a person or place to be well known or famous. The town s main claim to fame is that the President was born here. His only claim to fame is that he nearly met Princess Diana. (humorous) …   New idioms dictionary

  • fame — [feım] n [U] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: Latin fama report, fame ] the state of being known about by a lot of people because of your achievements win/achieve/gain/find fame ▪ Streisand won fame as a singer before she became an actress …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • claim — [klām] vt. [ME claimen < OFr claimer, to call, claim < L clamare, to cry out: see CLAMOR] 1. to demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one s right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized) [to… …   English World dictionary

  • claim — claim1 W1S1 [kleım] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(truth)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(legal right)¦ 4¦(death)¦ 5¦(attention)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: clamer, from Latin clamare to cry out, shout ] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • claim — I n. 1) to enter, file, lodge, make, put forward, put in, submit; establish; press; substantiate a claim (she filed a claim for compensation) 2) to lay claim to; to stake, stake out a claim to 3) (esp. AE) to jump ( steal ) smb. s claim 4) to… …   Combinatory dictionary


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