15 minutes of fame

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A very short time in the spotlight or brief flurry with fame, after which the person or subject involved is quickly forgotten.

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  • 1968, Andy Warhol, in a catalogue of an exhibition of his art in Stockholm
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The barbershop quartet Homer put together had its 15 minutes of fame before fans simply lost interest.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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