- that is in demand; desirable: a sought-after speaker.
Origin of sought-after
First recorded in 1880–85
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- in demand; wanted
Idioms and Phrases with sought after
Also, much sought after. Very popular, in demand, as in He was much sought after as a throat specialist, particularly by singers. This expression uses the past participle of seek in the sense of “desired” or “searched for.” [Late 1800s]
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