Definition of centre of attention in English:

centre of attention


  • A person or thing that excites everyone's interest or concern.

    ‘the bride was the centre of attention’
    • ‘He won't be the centre of attention any more, and he may not like that, but there will be that consolation of playing in the Champions League.’
    • ‘She liked to be the centre of attention just for one day.’
    • ‘In fact, he was in top shape and the centre of attention as usual.’
    • ‘He's a comic, for starters: it's a calling predicated on making oneself the centre of attention.’
    • ‘O'Neill, unwittingly, was the centre of attention at a gathering designed to begin his new era with the media on friendly terms.’
    • ‘Kayla turned around, always excited at the prospect of being the center of attention.’
    • ‘What is more, it belongs in that particular niche of the crime-fiction genre in which the puzzle is the overwhelming centre of attention.’
    • ‘Most geeks are introverted; they don't want to be the centre of attention.’
    • ‘Secretly, she liked when everyone looked at her - she loved being the center of attention.’
    • ‘He loved being at the centre of attention and everyone was talking about him at his funeral.’
    highlight, main feature, high point, high spot, best part, climax
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