at the forefront

at the forefront

In a position of highest importance or priority. The new company I work for is at the forefront of medical innovation. I think some of their new instruments are going to revolutionize the field of medicine. My kids' safety is always a concern at the forefront of my mind.
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at the forefront (of something)

 and in the forefront (of something)
Fig. at the place of greatest activity; vital or important to some activity. I interviewed Max Brown, the director who is in the forefront of the movie industry. The university I go to is at the forefront of computer technology.
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at/in/to the ˈforefront (of something)

in or into an important or a leading position in a particular group or activity: The new product took the company to the forefront of the computer software market.The court case was constantly in the forefront of my mind (= I thought about it all the time).
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References in classic literature ?
Running at the forefront of the pack was a large grey wolf--one of its several leaders.
At the forefront of the column staggered two naked savages fastened to each other by a neck chain.
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He pointed out that His Highness the Amir of Kuwait has called for the reconstruction of Iraq and that the Kuwaiti investor is at the forefront of this task and it is necessary to break the state of fear caused by the past days, which has become a forgotten day in the determination of the two countries to cross their barriers.
Mr Kerr gave a speech during the debate on the bill, specifically calling for Scotland to have a dedicated spaceport to ensure the country is at the forefront of the technology.
"Qatar is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism on the ground.
But the only role the UK Government are at the forefront of is selling arms to a Saudi regime indiscriminately bombing Yemen, creating an environment that allows disease to fester.