The show must go on // A show stopper // To be in the limelight

Today we will review three new idioms. The show must go on, A show stopper, and To be in the limelight. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each idiom. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each idiom.

 

IDIOMMEANING
The show must go on"Something that you say which means that an event or activity must continue even if there are problems/difficulties"
A show stopper"A performance or part of a performance that is extremely good"
To be in the limelight"To receive attention and interest from the public"

THE SHOW MUST GO ON

#EXAMPLES
1Even if it rains, the show must go on.
2No matter what happens, the show must go on.
3Even if the main actor gets sick, the show must go on.

A SHOW STOPPER

#EXAMPLES
1Her speech in class was a real show stopper.
2The director of the play wanted every scene to be a showstopper.
3His song was a show stopper.

TO BE IN THE LIMELIGHT

#EXAMPLES
1He's been in the limelight recently, following the release of his new movie.
2Sally loves being in the limelight.
3The reporters made sure the attractive new actress was in the spotlight.

 

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