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center field

1. In baseball, the area of the field beyond second base and in the middle of the outfield. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. He hit the ball into center field—and right into the glove of the outfielder.
2. In baseball, the position of a player who occupies and defends the center of the field. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. My goal is to be fast enough to play center field next year.
3. A position between extremes or in line with what is generally accepted or understood. Often used with "left of" or "right of" (usually referring to political ideology) to indicate a more biased position. The president has been accused by both political parties of wanting to stay in center field on the issue of tax reform. Once I heard John's liberal ideas, I knew his beliefs were left of center field.
See also: center, field

center of attraction

A person, place, or thing that attracts the most attention among others. There were many movie stars at the premiere, but the leading lady was the center of attraction. Temple Bar is definitely the center of attraction in Dublin.
See also: attraction, center, of

be center stage

To be the main focus. I'm not talking about my promotion today because my sister's engagement should be center stage. Her photos will be center stage at the exhibit.
See also: center, stage

left, right, and centre

In many different places or to many different people all at once. Primarily heard in UK. Ever since the company started we've had financial issues left, right, and centre. The economy has been devastating people left, right, and centre in this country.
See also: and, centre

take center stage

To be the main focus. I'm not talking about my promotion today because my sister's engagement should take center stage. Her photos took center stage at the exhibit.
See also: center, stage, take

take centre stage

COMMON If someone or something takes centre stage, they become the most significant or noticeable person or item in a situation. Note: `Centre' is spelled `center' in American English. This theme takes centre stage in his latest novel. Note: Verbs such as hold and occupy are also used instead of take. She has held centre stage for a decade now and has just enjoyed her biggest US hit in years. The summit is the first time he has occupied centre stage at an important international gathering since coming to power last year. Note: The stage referred to is in the theatre. The centre of the stage is the position where actors are most noticeable.
See also: centre, stage, take

left, right, and centre

BRITISH or

left and right

AMERICAN
You use left, right, and centre to show that something is happening or being done a lot. They're expecting the state to pay out money left right and centre. The Postal Service has been losing customers left and right.
See also: and, centre

left, right, and centre (also left and right or right and left)

on all sides.
1996 Loaded She relocated to New York… quickly finding herself heralded left, right and centre as The Face Of The '80s.
See also: and, centre

ˌleft, right and ˈcentre

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ˌright, left and ˈcentre

(British English) (American English ˌleft, right and ˈcenter, ˌright, left and ˈcenter) (informal) in or from all directions: He was shouting orders left, right and centre.She was criticized right, left and centre for her views on education.
See also: and, centre, right
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Gain insight into key contact centre growth patterns.
Understand evolving contact centre technology investment and adoption.
Identify the fastest growing vertical markets for contact centre technology and services.
Covered shopping centres range in size from around 5,000 square metres up to 175,000 square metres, and can be subdivided into in-town and out-of-town developments.
Factory- and designer-outlet sites include factory-outlet villages, factory-outlet centres and designer-outlet centres.
This Business Ratio report focuses on the leading 133 companies operating in Commercial Horticulture or as Garden Centres.
Head Ltd - Dobbies Garden Centres PLC - Endsleigh Garden & Leisure Ltd - Frosts Garden Centre Ltd - Gardenlands Garden & Leisre Ltd - The Garden & Leisure Group Ltd - The Garden Store Ltd - Goulds (Dorchester) Ltd - Grosvenor Garden Centre - Grovelands Garden Centre Ltd - Hampden Group Ltd - Haskins Garden Centres Ltd - Hilltop Garden Centre Ltd - Hollybush Nurseries Ltd - Huntingdon Garden & Leisure Ltd - Hurrans Garden Centres Ltd - Johnsons Of Whixley Ltd - Keith Butters Ltd - Klondyke Group Ltd - Klondyke Garden Centres Ltd - C.
Contact centres for the public sector -- central and local government, police, health, fire and ambulance services, and so on -- were probably the major trend of 2005.
South Africa, with a large number of English speakers, is also a fast-growing location for contact centres.
More than eight in ten said that call centres made organisations too remote from their customers, and almost three in every four respondents thought that call centres benefited organisations more than they benefited customers.
Taken together, these ten shopping centres, which boast an overall 99% occupancy rate, derive 94% of their income from anchor and national tenants.
President & CEO of RioCan said "We are extremely pleased to be acquiring these high quality centres, which we have been able to do through our relationship with First Pro.
Mitchell Goldhar, President and CEO of First Pro said "This sale of recently completed shopping centres illustrates the synergies that exist in the relationship between First Pro and RioCan.
RioCan and Kimco are also announcing today that they have entered into firm agreements to purchase the following four shopping centres for purchase prices totaling $87 million:
The five shopping centres are being acquired for an overall, unlevered double-digit return.
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