Definition of limelight noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

limelight

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈlaɪmlaɪt//
 
the limelight[uncountable]
 
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the center of public attention to be in the limelight to stay out of the limelight to steal/hog the limelight (= take attention away from other people)
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