pride of place


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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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The celebrity gear will take pride of place in the Scottish Village exhibition in the Big Apple from today.
A bust of the Welsh international, who died in February 2004, will take pride of place in the reception area of a stand at Elland Road, the home of Leeds United, for whom Charles played 327 times, scoring 157 goals.
It has been turned into a museum, and I was fascinated to notice that on the wall of her photographic treasures and keepsakes, pride of place was given to an affectionately inscribed portrait of Margot Fonteyn.
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