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leading lady

[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/
an actress who plays the principal female role in a motion picture or play.
Origin of leading lady
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It's not fair to have a leading lady who's not up to the job.
  • It all takes place in the tropics, though, amid scenery almost as sensational looking as the leading lady.
  • But the digital revolution has transformed information from supporting actor to leading lady.

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