Prima Donna

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Are you a prima donna? Do you love attention and being dramatic or are you a wallflower that shies away from the spotlight?

Now for those of you who are Latin scholars or know modern day Italian, then you will realise that this simply means 'first lady'.

And that is where the phrase comes from and shows it's origin - the first lady was accorded higher status and better treatment than any other lady, and hence it came to mean what it does now. Fascinating, I'm quite sure you might agree.

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