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prima donna

a female operatic star; diva
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22]) refashioned images of prima donnas to make them appear to conform better to middle-class ideals of femininity and, along the way, improve the image of opera as a respectable form of entertainment.
Cllrs Clifford and Lucas said: "Ever since Cllr Waugh failed in his bid to replace John Fletcher as leader of the Labour group, he and Mrs Collins have been behaving as the prima donnas of local politics.
LEE Bowyer said a lack of prima donnas in the Blues side was a major factor in their Carling Cup success against Arsenal at Wembley.
So if you're going to beat up the prima donnas for being too elitist, find a better stick than a competition which is so snobbish that a Royal's horse only has to break wind to make the short-list.
When I first watched Cardiff City it cost 50p, and yes, I will be at Wembley supporting the boys, even though they are overpaid prima donnas.
He has a reputation for rowing with high-profile players, although that may be no bad thing with England's prima donnas.
As Susan Rutherford points out early in her book, this is not a study of the great individual prima donnas or a book of anecdotes.
I can also lay claim to being an Albion supporter since 1929/30 and recall the illustrious sides (free from prima donnas but bursting with pride and team spirit), engendered by Fred Everiss and W I Bassett which culminated in the Cup winning and promotion double of 1931.
But the amateur thespians have been branded a bunch of prima donnas by the chairman of the community association which runs the centre.
Then on Saturday, the spoilt prima donnas (copyright all newspapers) of the English Premiership will play their first game of the season, sacrificing 90 minutes of valuable drinking time for a paltry pounds 50,000 per week.
Pinstripes meant prima donnas like Reggie, bullies like Thurman Munson and mercenaries like Goose Gossage - all getting the better of paragons of virtue like (ho ho) Steve Garvey.
Let's hope they really do practise what they preach and never act like prima donnas themselves.