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Idioms and Sayings About Entertainment

Idiom/Saying Explanation

The class clown

For example:

He never got over his reputation of being the class clown.

A pupil who frequently makes jokes or pokes fun.

To make a clown of yourself

For example:

He shouldn't have tried to flirt with her, he made a real clown of himself.

To make yourself appear foolish or stupid.

Feature film

For example:

I hate having to watch the adverts that come on before the feature film.

A film that is usually 90 or more minutes long.

To be in the limelight.

For example:-

Ignore her, she'd do anything to keep herself in the limelight.

To be the centre of attention.

Museum piece

For example:

Our television is a museum piece, but it still works.

Something that is very old-fashioned and should no longer be used.

A dog and pony show.

For example:

The whole party was just a dog and pony show for the politicians.

A show or other event that has been organized in order to get people's support or to persuade them to buy something.

The show must go on

For example:

I've got a terrible cold, but I've got to go to work. The show must go on.

Something that we say which means that an event or activity must continue even if there are problems or difficulties.

To run the show

For example:

She started off sorting the mail, but now she's running the show.

To be in charge of an organization or an activity.

A show stopper

For example:

His speech was a real show stopper.

An event that provokes such a strong reaction from it stops whatever's happening.

To sing your heart out.

For example:

Susan Boyle sang her heart out after being laughed at and whistled at by the audience.

To sing with vigour or intensity.

To be star-studded

For example:

"It was a star-studded event."

Lots of famous people in a film, play etc.

To steal the show

For example:

Her acceptance speech really stole the show.

To win the greatest praise and to be better than anyone else.
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