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the uncrowned king/queen of (something)

Someone popularly considered to be the best or most impressive in a particular field or activity. The young woman has attracted a huge and fervent fan base, with many calling her the uncrowned queen of social media. In my opinion, he's not just the uncrowned king of featherweight boxers, but the best fighter in the entirety of the sport.
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(be) the ˌuncrowned ˈking/ˈqueen (of something)

the person considered to be the best, most famous or successful in a particular place or area of activity: Because of her expertise, she is regarded as the uncrowned queen of music in Pakistan.
A king or queen who is uncrowned, has not yet had a crown placed on their head.
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Meanwhile, same as the order of the O2-binding activity of CoL ~ CoL , CoL showed the highest catalytic oxidation activity followed by CoL2, and then CoL4 and CoL1, the uncrowned analogue CoL5 showed the lowest catalytic activity.
The Uncrowned King is one of the most remarkable and captivating biographies of an American written this year in any country, including my own.
From William, son of Henry I, who drowned on the White Ship, to the sad affair of the uncrowned Edward VIII, there have been numerous examples.
With some effort, she persuaded Charles VII, the uncrowned heir to the French throne, that she should lead his troops in battle.
The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz by Jeffrey Magee Oxford University Press, January 2005 $30, ISBN 0-195-09022-5
Uncrowned Emperor The Life and Times of Otto von Habsburg Gordon Brook-Shepherd Hambledon and London 254pp 19.
In the end the Dunphy show was pulled leaving Pat Kenny the uncrowned king of Irish TV.
PRINCESS ANNE is to become the uncrowned Queen of Scots.
Cable networks look like a prime investment to Leo Kirch, the 66 year-old uncrowned konig of German television.
Islam and Gender in Colonial Northeast Africa: Sitti 'Alawiyya, the Uncrowned Queen
1483: The date on which the two young princes, the uncrowned Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York, are believed to have been murdered in the Tower of London.
NATIONAL DAY OF INDONESIA 1483: The date on which the two young princes, the uncrowned Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York, are believed to have been murdered in the Tower of London.
ON THIS DAY NATIONAL DAY OF INDONESIA 1483: The date on which two young princes, the uncrowned Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York, are believed to have been murdered in the Tower of London.