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cause célèbre

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
cause célèbrecause cé‧lè‧bre /ˌkəʊz seˈlebrə, ˌkɔːz- $ ˌkɒːz-, ˌkoʊz-/ noun (plural causes célèbres (same pronunciation)) [countable]  SCLSITUATIONan event or legal case that a lot of people become interested in, because it is an exciting subject to discuss or argue about The case became a cause célèbre among feminists.
Examples from the Corpus
cause célèbreGun control has become the cause célèbre since the recent high school shootings.
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