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talk of the town

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n talk of the town idle gossip or rumor "there has been talk about you lately"
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Idioms

Talk of the town - When everybody is talking about particular people and events, they are he talk of the town.
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Usage

In literature:

Everybody in the town was talking of the magnificent cloth, and the Emperor decided to see it himself while it was still on the loom.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
The day that the elopement was the talk of the town, Colonel Alphabetical Morrison was in the office.
"In Our Town" by William Allen White
A thing as big as wall TV in full color and stereophonic sound must be the talk of the town.
"The Gallery" by Roger Phillips Graham
There was much talk of a house owned by the Bishop, but not inhabited by him in the town.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
It's the talk of the town.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
Everybody in the town was talking of the magnificent cloth.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
As time went on, the scarlet porch became the talk of the town.
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott
The lunches and suppers she served to her guests were the talk of the town.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
It was quite the talk of the town.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
Thou wilt presently be the talk of the town.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
A travelling tinker came at length upon the talk of the town.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Finally fed up with talking, General Gaines had ordered a general assault on Black Hawk's town at the end of June.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
It has been the talk of the town.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
All that day, the mystery of who painted DeRue Hannington's horse was the talk of the town.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
There had been a strike of laundry girls which for a week was the talk of the town.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
The Quaker was perplexed with her a long time; she talked of sending back the coach, and lying in the town all night.
"The Fortunate Mistress (Parts 1 and 2)" by Daniel Defoe
Until we were clear of the town he could talk of nothing but Grace, how sweet she was, how exquisite her breeding, how gentle.
"A Marriage at Sea" by W. Clark Russell
Everybody in the town was talking of the splendid cloth.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
The day they left the girl lightly bade Ewing farewell with talk of meetings in town.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
I'll be the talk of the town.
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
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In poetry:

For later the lamps would be lit,
    And I should go down
To listen to laughter and talk
Of the news of the town.
"Verses for a Letter" by Sarah Orne Jewett
NAUGHT else was talked of, in or out of town,
But devils driven by the cunning clown;
Large sums were offered, if, by any art,
He'd make the demon from the fair depart.
"Belphegor Addressed To Miss De Chammelay" by Jean de La Fontaine
But if you are a portly man,
Put on your fiercest frown,
And talk about a constable
To turn them out of town;
Then close your sentence with an oath,
And shut the window down!
"The Music-Grinders" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oh, who in creation would dare to go down
That great subterranean hole--
The tunnel, the terror, the talk of the town,
That gives to the city a mighty renown
And a shaking as never before?
"The Subway" by Hattie Howard
He was mad, he was, on mining and around about the town
Prospected every reef. But worse than that -
He'd talk for half a day, in a most annoying way,
On "The mineral resources of the Flat."
"Hopeful Hawkins" by C J Dennis
With hurry and scurry and skip and hop,
And talking in verse the live-long time,
(For they'd got in the habit and couldn't stop,)
They traveled the scallopy road of Rhyme,
The wandering road of much renown
That leads from Zodiac Town.
"December" by Nancy Byrd Turner

In news:

3D has been the talk of the town in 2010 when it comes to consumer electronics.
Nov 20, 2012 — Originally from Houston, the singer relocated to Austin, where her classic jazz-inspired vocals made her one of the town's most talked about musicians.
The Knicks, no Kidd -ing, are the talk of the town.
The talk in the town of Eatonville swirls around money missing from fraternal Masonic Lodge No 228, Terrestrial Mt View.
Open-air urinals are the talk of the town in Sydney, Australia.
This weekend, some of the people behind it are in town to talk about its contents and Southern food in general.
NY Phil's N Korea Concert is Talk of the Town.
The city of Portage is holding a series of town hall meetings on a single day next week to talk about their new trash/recycling program.
But she was the "talk of the town" Wednesday night in Richland.
A public meeting was held last Thursday to talk about the possibility of relocating the entire town.
In last week's recap of the Strong Towns Curbside Chat, I talked about how every city and town is facing tough financial situations similar to Baldwin's.
Town officials have talked about revising the specifications to have town workers do some of the labor, which would shave an estimated $41,000 off the total cost.
In recent months, I've been talking with a few academic types about how some of the older industrial towns in the Northeast are starting to regain some life as suburbs to larger cities.
About Talk of the Town .
When it comes to local talk, Talk of The Town takes the pulse of Holland.
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In science:

Not much new has been forthcoming in this debate which used to be the talk of the town just a few years ago.
Summary of Experimental Meson Physics
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