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  • n. That for which one has bragging rights; one's reason for being well-known or famous.

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Examples

  • Its one claim to fame was a religious center on the northern coast dedicated to twin gods known as the Cabiri, who, along with powerful goddesses worshiped at the site, protected travelers, promoted fertility, and promised immortality to initiates.

    Alexander the Great

  • His chief claim to fame was that he was some sort of adviser to President Grover Cleveland during Cleveland's second term in the nineties, which is when Ira was born. "

    Time and Again

  • Seward's other claim to fame is as the purchaser of Alaska in 1867.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • For it made no sense that Antony would have fallen in love with a woman whose chief claim to fame was her seduction of Divus Julius, an intellectual, an aesthete, a man of unusual and fastidious tastes.

    Antony and Cleopatra

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