15-minutes meaning

The very brief period of fame facetiously deemed to be allotted to each person in the modern age of telecommunications, broadcast news, etc.
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(short for "15 minutes of fame") A transient period of fame.

That singer's second single didn't chart; I guess his 15 minutes are almost up.

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Origin of 15-minutes

  • From a statement by Andy Warhol that "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."

    From Wiktionary