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star turn

noun
1.
the leading performer or act in a play, review, film, or the like.
2.
a bravura performance by a featured player or act.
Origin of star turn
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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  • He's the 'star turn' of the enemy's corps, and he fights like the deuce.

  • But they had a star turn--a juggler of the school of Cinquevallis--an amazing fellow.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • But the one on the electric standard this evening didn't exactly achieve a star turn!

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
  • Then, I was a star turn in tragedy; now I am drowned and ignored in an overcrowded chorus.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • "I hate eating the food of a man whom I mean to produce as a star turn at the Old Bailey," was the despondent answer.

  • But his star turn was an attempt to crawl up the perpendicular side of a burrow, pushing his load in front of him.

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