fifteen

(redirected from Fifteen minutes of fame)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms.

fifteen

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and five
2. a numeral, 15, XV, etc., representing this number
3. a rugby football team
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
According to them, these are the "fifteen minutes of fame" that Macedonia must use, not only for a reinforced economic cooperation but also for increasing the political influence.
IT'S FAIR TO say that the fifteen minutes of fame recently afforded to Terry Jones--the once-obscure Florida preacher with the misguided plan to burn copies of the Koran at his Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, on September 11--inadvertently proved the value of humanism.
Although I hate to contribute to a publicity-hungry pastor's fifteen minutes of fame, the irony of General Petraeus' condemnation of "International Burn the Qur'an Day" merits a mention.
In today's market, what it takes to attract tenants is a bit of pizzazz: exciting giveaways, free perks--or, in the case of Blue Hill Plaza, fifteen minutes of fame.
The high-profile agent is known for helping reality TV stars cash in on their fifteen minutes of fame.
Stern, whose fifteen minutes of fame took place in the wake of Anna Nicole Smith's untimely demise.
His fifteen minutes of fame occurred in 1961 when the author pioneered a disruptive fad by hijacking an airliner and demanding delivery to Castro's capitol city.
The only good I can see for this lot is to give us a laugh with their ludicrous ideas when they have their fifteen minutes of fame on RTE at 1am each morning.
Barton Palmer, shows Scorsese's attempt to give these outsiders their proverbial fifteen minutes of fame. Palmer argues that "his films demonstrate that, for him, self-dependence is but another form of alienation" (233), and "Scorsese's characters justly suffer the consequences of their self-fashioning" (238).
All enjoyed a good fifteen minutes of fame and then some.
Andy Warhol's "fifteen minutes of fame" is celebrity.
Is it just the novelty of seeing an old wrinkly face among all those spotty young ones all trying for their fifteen minutes of fame by performing wacky and jack-ass stunts?