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Crowd pleaser

Worshippers hold the front page of a magazine showing a photograph of the new pope, Francis I, during the celebrations in Buenos Aires

Worshippers hold the front page of a magazine showing a photograph of the new pope, Francis I, during the celebrations in Buenos Aires. Photo: Ivan Fernandez

Today's Phrase

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

Examples:

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.

Example:

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

Interesting fact

Born in Argentina, Pope Francis is the first Latin American to lead the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the first Jesuit. The election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio took many by surprise in his home city, Buenos Aires, where many had thought his age, 76, ruled him out. Bergoglio is just two years younger than his predecessor Benedict XVI at the time of his election in 2005.

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