A big pop star predator returned a couple of week ago

a_menudo

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Polish
In a recent BBC video the presenter says to David Attenborough, "A big pop star predator returned a couple of week ago..." (he means Adele). I'm curious about the usage of the word 'predator'. No dictionary that I consulted provides an appropriate meaning that fits in the context. What exactly does it stand for? Is it slangish or something of that ilk?
 
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    Pretensious, maybe? It mainly makes sense in terms of Attenborough being famous for his work with animal and animal filming, so the presenter is being "witty" using a word from that field, even though it doesn't really fit very well. She could be seen as the Queen of the pop jungle, like a lioness if you want to see the metaphor on a positive light!
     

    a_menudo

    Banned
    Polish
    Of course, how could I not have got that?! Thank you. :)
    The excerpt that David Attenborough narrates is very Animal Planet-like. It does make sense now. :)
     
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