The highly rated host became such a lightning rod that many at Fox wanted him out—and for Beck, the feeling was mutual.
Indeed Taubira, in particular, has been a lightning rod for opposition contempt.
But even before the decision was issued, the judge himself was becoming a lightning rod.
In 1968, Ted Nugent was a lightning rod, a personification of transformational freedom.
Second, Michelle served as a lightning rod in the sense of drawing attacks away from other reform groups.
I've looked over your entire premises and I find you haven't got a lightning rod on any buildin' that you possess.
I could not see the lightning rod now, but I knew that it was there.
We're acting as lightning rod for the whole valley, being the highest and best conductor.
Hartmut, you must do me a favor; you must be my lightning rod.
It is said that this was the first lightning rod erected in New Hampshire.
|lightning rod |
A grounded metal rod placed high on a structure to conduct electrical current from a lightning strike directly to the ground, preventing the currents from injuring people or animals or from damaging objects. Lightning rods usually have a sharp, pointed tip, since electric lines of force are more highly concentrated around pointed objects, in this case increasing the attractiveness of the rod compared with other nearby objects. See also Saint Elmo's fire.
Someone or something that draws the attention, esp criticism, for an issue or problem: press secretary is the lightning rod for the President