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Definition of cause célèbre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cause célèbre

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɔːz seˈlebrə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːz seˈlebrə//
 
(from French) (pl. causes célèbres
BrE BrE//ˌkɔːz seˈlebrə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːz seˈlebrə//
 
)
 
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an issue that attracts a lot of attention and is supported by a lot of people
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cause célèbre