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star turn

the leading performer or act in a play, review, film, or the like.
a bravura performance by a featured player or act.
Origin of star turn
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The star turn last year was performed by a British machine that captured a trench.

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

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • And on such feeble premises the star turn of the performance is to take place: the exchange between workers and entrepreneurs.

  • 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.

  • He's the 'star turn' of the enemy's corps, and he fights like the deuce.

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