pride of place


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pride of place

The best, highest, or most prominent position. Once I get my diploma framed, it will definitely have pride of place in my office. You are our guest! We insist that you take pride of place at the dinner table.
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pride of place

The highest or most prominent position, as in His trophy had pride of place on the mantelpiece. [Early 1600s]
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pride of place

the most prominent or important position amongst a group of things.
1995 Abdulrazak Gurnah Paradise He was brought up in a devout Sikh household in which the writings of the great Gurus had pride of place in the family shrine.
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(give something) pride of ˈplace

the best or most important position: All the entries in the flower show are good, but pride of place must go to Cynthia Jones’s roses.Sally gave her award pride of place on the mantelpiece.
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FIRE AWAY: Terry McSweeney (above) and (right) with fellow gardener Wendy Morris, showing the First World War relic in pride of place outside Bourton Village Hall.
PRIDE OF PLACE: Ian Miniards of Aston Martin hands over the keys of the new Vanquish to Stephen Laing of the Heritage Motor Centre
But it will not have the pride of place it does now.
PRIDE OF PLACE: Sculptor Nigel Dwyer (right) with David Wilson Homes staff (from left) Jim Docherty, Margaret McOwen and Carolyne Watkinson
PRIDE OF PLACE: Artist Jeffrey Daish (centre) joins the bunch of friends as Dianne James is presented with the painting by Maurice Simmons, in company with Alan Cormack (left, back) and Dougal Jamie.
And instead of them being returned to sender, the 10-year-olds' portraits now take pride of place in the legendary Memphis house.
GARDENING and music take pride of place at the Pump Rooms in Leamington during the next bank holiday weekend.
PRIDE of place In Ainsley Harriot's gleaming new Siematic kitchen is his mother's old cooking pot.
Pride of place has gone to a painting of flowers - small irises - by Gillian Walker.
Pride of place in the nationwide marches should be given to the veterans of Poland - denied them in 1945 so as not to offend Stalin.
The now-famous sock will take pride of place in the exhibition, entitled: "When Developers Ruled The Earth."
We will print all your text messages - and the most inspirational may take pride of place on the front page of the Gazette on the day of the match.
The Pride of Place poll is part of the Government's Connect to your Council campaign.
Also, the plagues that were with these old trees are in safe storage, and will be returned to pride of place. Gerry Jones, Broad Green
Pride of place however goes to the pensioners from Wordsley Green who inflicted a 19-18 defeat over Swan A with the trio on song for the pensioners Fred Thompson, Fred Armshaw and Sid Allen.