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take center stage

To be the main focus. I'm not talking about my promotion today because my sister's engagement should take center stage. Her photos took center stage at the exhibit.
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take centre stage

COMMON If someone or something takes centre stage, they become the most significant or noticeable person or item in a situation. Note: `Centre' is spelled `center' in American English. This theme takes centre stage in his latest novel. Note: Verbs such as hold and occupy are also used instead of take. She has held centre stage for a decade now and has just enjoyed her biggest US hit in years. The summit is the first time he has occupied centre stage at an important international gathering since coming to power last year. Note: The stage referred to is in the theatre. The centre of the stage is the position where actors are most noticeable.
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Summary: Process safety and environmental impact took center stage at the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) ConsortiumEoACAOs 2010 Quarterly Review Meeting, held at the University of California at Los Angeles
Goddess-y white gowns shared space with dramatic black confections, while fanciful petticoats, delicate ruffles, gold bangles and jeweled belts took center stage over blinding bling.
At this year's Golden Corral 500 NASCAR race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the DAV took center stage and was in for quite a ride.
In past discussions about Air Force recapitalization, aircraft usually took center stage.
To avoid a repeat of the 1998 conference where acrimonious debates on homosexuality took center stage, Archbishop Williams has asked the Lambeth organizing group which met in London last December to introduce what is being dubbed as a "Lambeth-lite" meeting with fewer resolutions and more opportunities for prayer, collegiality and discussion of the church's mission in today's world.
Foskett's prose is clean and concise; he engages his readers by illuminating facets of Thomas's personality that are in direct contradiction to the defiant Supreme Court nominee who took center stage during his humiliating confirmation hearings.
During the event, students at 42 schools took center stage and shared video performances, such as reciting poems, giving musical performances, and singing multicultural songs.
For this piece, Diarios (to you), 2003, Markus Schinwald used 160 individual images, a series of projected slides that took center stage at his first solo show here.
The one section in which Nzamba Lela took center stage all by themselves high-lighted the knee-popping strut walk (a quieter cousin of the old James Brown move, the Camel Walk) and percussive hip movements central to the African group's movement vocabulary.
A special antenna, designed to detect radio signals from Jupiter when Galileo reaches the giant planet in 1995, took center stage in the Venusian discovery.
NEW YORK -- The consumer took center stage last week at a symposium co-hosted by GE Commercial Finance - Global Media & Communications and NBC Universal at the latter's Rockefeller Center headquarters entitled, New Thinking for New Media.
Cossin, who also took center stage manipulating water during the Master Chorale's performances of Tan's ``Water Passion,'' lauds the composer's ability to elevate the ordinary.
Eight rocking chairs took center stage in the gallery.
Opulent costumes and stellar technique took center stage for the Perm State Ballet's first visit to Southern California.
New work on ice cores from Antarctica suggests that during one episode, about 130,000 years ago, carbon dioxide took center stage by helping to melt the massive ice sheets that covered large sections of the globe.