Rains kept silent about her dismissal even as the case became a cause celebre around her.
In his first term, Obama made the settlements something of a cause celebre.
She was this cause celebre, this major novelist, like better than Updike.
Then came the cause celebre, as it may be called, of the day, the trial of Xenophon himself.
A cause or issue, generally political, that arouses public opinion: “The question of the draft was a cause célèbre in the 1960s.” From French, meaning “celebrated cause.”