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noun [countable] spotlight pronunciation in British English /ˈspɒtˌlaɪt/
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  1. 2

    the spotlight

    a situation in which you get a lot of public attention
    in/under the spotlight: They’re in the media spotlight both nationally and internationally.
    out of the spotlight: She’s enjoying life out of the spotlight.
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    1. a.
      the attention of people in a group
      Congress is turning the spotlight on the private lives of its members.

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