She was this cause celebre, this major novelist, like better than Updike.
Rains kept silent about her dismissal even as the case became a cause celebre around her.
In his first term, Obama made the settlements something of a cause celebre.
Then came the cause celebre, as it may be called, of the day, the trial of Xenophon himself.
A cause or issue, generally political, that arouses public opinion: “The question of the draft was a cause célèbre in the 1960s.” From French, meaning “celebrated cause.”