(to be in) the limelight
Znaczenie „(to be in) the limelight”
1. (figurative, but now in fact the primary meaning of the term is): to be the focus of public attention or public interest,
synonyms: to be in the public eye, to be the subject of intense media attention, media interest; public recognition, publicity, the glare of publicity, fame, renown, celebrity, stardom, notability, etc.
"she couldn't conceal her excitement at being back in the limelight"
(2) The literal meaning, and origin of the term:
is the intense white light obtained by heating lime, formerly used in theatres.
(Note: "lime" here does NOT mean the green-colored citrus fruit, but rather, is:
a white caustic alkaline substance consisting of calcium oxide, which is obtained by heating limestone and which combines with water with the production of much heat; quicklime.
"(to be in) the ..." w tekście piosenki
I do not show my reproductive organs
To anyone, except my women and my doctors.
Must I, to be headline news in gossip columns,[fn]défrayer la chronique = to be in the news- to be in the limelight[/fn]
Drum up attention with my genitals as sticks.[fn]Battre l' tambour. The translation of town crier is tambour de ville because a little drum was used to draw attention, where the English used a bell.[/fn]
Even as a child I was humble
I never pushed myself to the front
I never wanted to be in the limelight
Because to learn and practice would be too hard for me