Should this be a thing? A trend? Should I create a new goal for myself: learn a new word every day (maybe not)/ month (possible)/ other?
Anyway, the other day I was reading a biography and stumbled over this verb:
Well. Who knew?!
It means “To treat as an object of great interest or importance”, “to assign great social importance to”, “to treat someone as a celebrity” and was apparently used for the first time in 1809, by Scott and preserving lion in the sense of “person of note who is much sought-after” (1715). Seems as it was originally in reference to the lions formerly kept in the Tower of London, objects of general curiosity and seen by all (as seen in this site).