succès d'estime

(redirected from succes destime)

suc·cès d'es·time

 (sük-sĕ′ dĕs-tēm′)
n.
An important but unpopular success or achievement.

[French : succès, success + de, of + estime, esteem.]

succès d'estime

(syksɛ dɛstim)
n, pl succès d'estime
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) success, as of a book, play, etc, based on the appreciation of the critics rather than popular acclaim
[literally: success of esteem]

succès d'estime

A French phrase meaning success of esteem, used to mean something that pleases the critics but not the general public.