set\ the\ world\ on\ fire

set\ the\ world\ on\ fire
v. phr. informal
To do something outstanding; act in a way that attracts much attention or makes you famous.

John works hard, but he will never set the world on fire.

Mary could set the world on fire with her piano playing.


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