legend in one's own lunchtime

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Playful variation of legend in one's own lifetime.

Noun[edit]

legend in one's own lunchtime (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic, often ironic) One whose fame is insignificant or fleeting.
    • 2003, Clive Maxfield, Bebop to the Boolean Boogie, ISBN 9780750675437, p. 1 (Google preview):
      A legend in his own lunchtime, Bulwer-Lytton became renowned for penning exceptionally bad prose...
    • 2008 May 19, Media Monkey, "Media Diary from the Observer," The Guardian (UK) (retrieved 15 June 2014):
      At the company's end-of-season party last week, East Sr, a legend in his own lunchtime, grabbed the mic from the house band and regaled guests—including Setanta pundits Steve McManaman and Les Ferdinand—with a Beatles medley.
    • 2012, Jeff Connor, Field of Fire, ISBN 9781780572789, (Google preview):
      By way of a change, the Star assistant editor, another legend in his own lunchtime, would regularly fall asleep during the morning conference and we would simply tiptoe past him and leave him to it.

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