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the center of attention

The main focus of people's interest or attention. This phrase sometimes has a negative connotation when it refers to one who pursues or seems to crave attention. My little sister always has to be the center of attention, so of course her drama overshadowed my birthday party. And in this corner of the room, a gorgeous, three-tiered cake will be the center of attention.
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center of attention

the focus of people's attention; the thing or person who monopolizes people's attention. She had a way of making herself the center of attention wherever she went.
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Taking the time to talk to people, ask the right questions, and appear 'in the know' about how to mix a great cocktail with Rose's Cocktail Infusions can turn anyone into the center of attention.
Food as medicine and other timely topics will be the center of attention for health-care practitioners attending the 2005 Conference on Nutrition & Health: State of the Science and Clinical Applications, March 6-9, 2005, at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Ariz.
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MARRYING MAYOR: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was not only the on-screen star of the documentary ``Pursuit of Equality,'' but also the center of attention at the film's packed Outfest 2005 screening Sunday afternoon.
At the center of attention stands Fort Mackenzie, a four-story, 12-level interactive treehouse waterfort.
They're very curious creatures who love being the center of attention, and they'll stare into the camera lens for hours,'' said Wendy Turner, a curator at SeaWorld.
Madeleine - ``the kind of girl who's not happy unless she's the center of attention,'' his wife sniffs - soon suffers from a serendipitous affliction and summons Dr.
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