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Crowd pleaser

A general view of Saint Peter's square at the Vatican as Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass on Easter Sunday.

Crowds gather in St. Peter’s Square to hear Pope Benedict XVI. Photo: Getty Images

Today's Phrase

A crowd pleaser is someone or something that is always popular with large numbers of people.


That kiss between Prince William and Princess Catherine was a real crowd pleaser.

The appearance of Madonna at the music festival was a crowd pleaser.

Take note

If someone is described as being part of the in-crowd, they belong to a fashionable, popular or privileged group of people.


Jane was keen to be part of the in-crowd so she bought the latest designer clothes.

Interesting fact

On February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation. The 85-year-old Benedict is the first pope to resign in 600 years. He says he no longer has the mental or physical strength to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

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