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I don't necessarily mean in a romantic way more like meeting your favorite musician or comedian or something like that, just really anyone you have always wanted to get connected with. I was thinking of the phrase "special someone" but I am looking for something that might not have to do with anything romantically. Any help or insights would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

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    Do you want a phrase for the event of meeting someone you've always wanted to? Your attempt with "special someone" instead describes the person that you've always wanted to meet. Please clarify what you're looking for exactly.
    – cigien
    Apr 18, 2021 at 17:41
  • Either works. I am looking for either a phrase for the event of meeting someone or a word or phrase along the lines of this sentence: I just met the person ive always wanted to meet. Is there a word for that person or a phrase/word for the event of meeting that person @cigien Apr 18, 2021 at 17:58
  • Finally . . .
    – Xanne
    Apr 19, 2021 at 3:29

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I don't know of any word or phrase other than "meet your heroes".

And it's usually prefaced with "Never". And there's a good reason. The world is full of stories about people who met their heroes, and were disappointed.

https://thoughtcatalog.com/justin-hook/2012/09/12-reasons-you-should-never-meet-your-hero/

https://www.suggest.com/celebs/1609972/25-people-reveal-why-the-phrase-never-meet-your-heroes-couldnt-be-more-true/

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You could call it a "dream come true." Or you could say that by meeting this person you can cross another item off your bucket list.

You could also say meeting him or her was kismet; that is, .good fortune, fate, or God's will.

Another possibility is to call it a happy happenstance.

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  • There are lots of phrases such as "once in a lifetime experience", "dream made reality", etc, which are a bit more general in scope but all denote something rare but good; but it's not clear exactly what the OP wants.
    – Stuart F
    Dec 14, 2022 at 21:16
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Idol, Hero, Inspiration, Muse. Take the phrase, "never meet your heroes". Same idea, other side of the coin on that one though

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