Entertainment idioms

Here is a list of entertainment idioms

To make a clown of yourself

To make a clown of yourself is to do things that will make you appear foolish or stupid.

  • If he has an audience he will try to impress them and make a clown of himself in the process.

To be in the limelight

When you are in the limelight, you attract a great deal of attention.

  • Many of our celebrities will gladly do anything to keep themselves in the limelight.

Museum piece

If something is a museum piece, it is very old and should not be used.

  • My laptop is a museum piece. I really should get another one.

A dog and pony show

A dog and pony show is an event organized with the objective of supporting a product or service.

  • We staged a dog and pony show for the general public last week.

The show must go on

This is an idiom we use to mean that an event or activity must continue even if there are problems or difficulties.

  • He lost his mother only yesterday, but he was back to work today. After all, the show must go on.

To run the show

To run the show is to be in charge of an organization or activity.

  • I run the show at my start-up.

To sing your heart out

To sing your heart out is to sing with more passion or intensity.

  • Even if you only have a small audience, you should still sing your heart out.

To be star-studded

A star-studded event is attended by a lot of people from the entertainment industry.

  • The award show was a star-studded event.

To steal the show

To steal the show is to do something that will win the greatest praise.

  • The children stole the show with their stupendous performance.