In The Limelight
In The Limelight : Phrases
To be prominent or important.
Premier Gord Campbell was used to being in the limelight until the NDP sucked his mellon dry.
Before the days of electricity, lime was used as a source of illumination in Victorian theaters since the combustion of hydrogen and oxygen on the surface of lime produced a very bright light. Beams of this light were used to shine on the stage, but not all the stage could be lit up at once - hence some actors were in the limelight and others not.
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