prima donna

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diva

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a vain and temperamental person

a distinguished female operatic singer

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The third, "Cultures of Celebrity," presents a series of case studies on individual prima donnas.
Too many prima donnas who spit out their dummies at the mention of discipline and would sooner face the camera than the truth.
But it's gripping stuff and the perfect antidote to all those other dull reality shows full of stroppy prima donnas.
I AM totally against the honours system but if medals are to be awarded they should be awarded to people who deserve them, eg, our armed forces, doctors, nurses and people who give up there valuable time to help others by volunteering and not to a bunch of overpaid prima donnas who won a trophy by performing for 20 minutes in a football match that lasted two hours.
Otherwise the the prima donnas on the pitch will soon have no one to pay their obscenely-high wages
Not a shot on goal and a load of overpaid prima donnas prancing about then falling over near the area as though they'd been shot.
She graciously shares the copious details from her performances and collaborations with renowned directors, conductors and famed prima donnas and primo dons.
Cllrs Arthur Waugh and Sheila Collins have been branded "the prima donnas of local politics" after saying they want to set up their own party.
They had sound problems early on but held the crowd together by telling jokes, instead of behaving like huffy prima donnas.
The Yanks see the Mexicans as edgy little prima donnas, divers and floppers, more than a little dirty, who live in terror that the gringos are about to supplant them as the continent's Official Soccer Superpower.
With today's professional sports climate permeated with many high-priced prima donnas whose performance falls far short of their salaries, it is worth recalling that on January 21, 1960, Musial asked for, and was granted, a pay cut from $100,000 to $80,000 a year on grounds that he had been overpaid in 1957 (when he led his league in batting) and 1958, and that his performance in 1959 had not measured up to his standards.
ATTENTION seeking celebrity prima donnas love nothing better than a good session on the counsellor's couch.
WHAT on earth do all these poor, hard done-by soccer prima donnas think they have to strike about?
Even the prima donnas of journalism do not escape her lethal scrutiny.
Clients say that Jones Day litigators aren't prima donnas about working with inhouse counsel, and have what one calls 'a Midwest attitude about busting their butts for the client.