prize above

prize (someone or something) above (someone or something else)

To put greater value on someone or something, or to regard someone or something more highly or favorably, than someone or something else. You really shouldn't prize the needs of your company above the needs of your family. I always felt like Mom prized our baby brother above Tommy and I when we were growing up.
See also: above, prize, something
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

prize someone or something above someone or something

to value someone or something more than anyone or anything else. He prized his only daughter above everyone else in the world. Scott seemed to prize his sports car above all the members of his family.
See also: above, prize
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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City have never been beyond the semi-final stage of the competition, and many believe manager Pep Guardiola will be prioritising Europe's elite prize above the Premier League this season.
There is one friendship you prize above all others, even if you have led separate lives.
Mayor of Kirklees and avid cyclist, Martyn Bolt, cycled to meet pupils and young racing stars, Gabriel Cullaigh and Levi Moody, principal Angela Williams and sta member Lee Speight in the college's new sports barn, to raise the weighty prize above their heads.
Gabriel held back on the one piece of information England would prize above all.
London, Aug 17(ANI): England off-spinner Graeme Swann has revealed that Indian batsman Rahul Dravid, not Sachin Tendulkar, is the wicket that his team prize above all others as they attempt to whitewash India in a Test series for the first time in 37 years.
If you are able to mark offall the numbers on any one of the six prize grids during the game, you win the prize above that grid.
Mercy, my sponsored daughter is growing up and World Vision has made it possible for her to gain that thing Ugandans prize above all others, an education.
Mercy, my sponsored daughter, is growing up and World Vision have made it possible for her to gain that thing Ugandans prize above all others, an education.
And he became the fourth different jockey to win the race for a trainer who values this prize above all others and marked his fifth victory in the pounds 150,000 6f handicap by saddling a one-two for good measure.
Who doesn't believe the one thing Newcastle should prize above all others is some kind of stability instead of the ridiculous Toon Army knee-jerk, cry-me-a-river wailings?
Yet the precept ors of all religion and faith whose wisdom we prize above all others tell us one cannot answer force with force.
It is a measure of what makes Sant'Egidio unique that while other new movements inside Catholicism get excited principally about ecclesiastical honors, such as the canonization of their founders, Sant'Egidio--which, to be sure, does not snub signs of hierarchical favor--nevertheless covets the Nobel Prize above all.
The gift he'd prize above all would be a first Ireland cap - and a chance to prove himself on the international stage.
We know we maybe can't match the money being tabled, even by sides like Rotherham, but we can certainly offer something in football terms that he would prize above that.