legend in one's own lifetime

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legend in one's own lifetime

  1. (idiomatic) One who achieves great fame while alive.
    • 2013, Monique Frize, Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe:
      Sophia was also a horticulturist, a healer, a historian, and became something of a legend in her own lifetime.

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