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Fame and renown

fame

noun

the state of being famous

renown

noun

the state of being famous and admired for a special skill or achievement

celebrity

noun

the state of being famous

prominence

noun

the state of being important or well known

greatness

noun

a position of power, success, or respect

stardom

noun

the state of being very famous, especially as a film star or entertainer

immortality

noun

the fact of being immortal or being famous enough to be remembered for a long time

notoriety

noun

a situation in which someone or something is famous for something bad

the spotlight

noun

a situation in which you get a lot of public attention

exposure

noun

things that are written or said about a person, product, event etc that make them well known

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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bottom line

the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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