A brief period of fame that a person enjoys before fading back into obscurity.
[adapted from Andy Warhol's comment 'in the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes' (1968)]
More example sentences
- Sole survivors rarely enjoy their fifteen minutes of fame, particularly when their work covers an obscure escape.
- He afforded everyone their fifteen minutes of fame.
- It was (one of) my fifteen minutes of fame, and I still get a thrill seeing my name up there, even if no-one else has a clue who I am or what I did.
Definition of fifteen minutes of fame in:
- The British & World English dictionary