place in the sun

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(a/one's) place in the sun

An advantageous or favorable position or situation. Primarily heard in US. Your place in the sun will be assured when you win this match. After being a secondary player on the world stage, the emerging power began to look for its place in the sun.
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place in the sun

A dominant or favorable position or situation, as in The Nobel prizewinners really enjoyed their place in the sun. This term may have been coined about 1660 by the French philosopher Blaise Pascal but became well known only in the late 1800s, when it was applied to Germany's position in world affairs, especially concerning its desire for more lands.
See also: place, sun

place in the sun

A dominant or favorable position or situation.
See also: place, sun