15 minutes of fame

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1968, Andy Warhol, in a catalogue of an exhibition of his art in Stockholm

In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.

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15 minutes of fame (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) A very short time in the spotlight or brief flurry with fame, after which the person or subject involved is quickly forgotten.
    The barbershop quartet Homer put together had its 15 minutes of fame before fans simply lost interest.

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  • famous for fifteen minutes

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Last modified on 16 February 2014, at 11:09