social lion

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: lion - a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)
celebrity, famous person - a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity"
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Benard's images bear out Elderfield's view of the studio at the end of the nineteenth century as a stagy, overupholstered backdrop--Baroque furniture, vast swags of drapery--that underscored the self-aggrandizing notion of the artist as social lion.
And although a dedicated Social Lion hasn't yet materialised, 15 new so- cial-specific categories within Cyber Lions 2014 have.
Ever since the 1970s, Slavkov has been notorious in Bulgaria as a social lion and a great womanizer leading an extravagant lifestyle.