There's an idiom that's on the tip of my tongue, but I don't remember what it is. I remember it as "His star is shining" but I'm not sure that's it, I may be confusing it with something else. it's supposed to mean that he's having a good period or he's reigning, and everyone is adoring him. Does that sound familiar to anyone?


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You’re probably thinking of

His star is rising.


He’s a rising star in X.

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    Or possibly His star is in the ascendant. Commented Jul 6, 2014 at 22:20
  • @StoneyB Yes, I thought of that one too, but I was trying to avoid astrology. :)
    – tchrist
    Commented Jul 6, 2014 at 22:20

You may be referring to the expression :

to be the shining star, that is to be the most promising or attractive person in a specific context.

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