at the center of things


: closely involved in things that are happening
He always likes to be at the center of things.

Examples of at the center of things in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Giving her the boot places Mr. Trump at the center of things, and is a gift to President Biden, taking all the heat off his programs and policies. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, 6 May 2021 Constantly being at the center of things, planning, delegating, strategizing, financing and worrying about how policies and situations may affect your business can be taxing. Unoma Okorafor, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Napoleon was surprised about the pope’s intransigence, as both Protestants and Jews had agreed to abide by Napoleon’s vision, which placed the state at the center of things. Zenger News, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 Matt Smith as his tempestuous brother; Emma D’Arcy as the king’s headstrong daughter; and Olivia Cooke as a courtier at the center of things. New York Times, 19 Aug. 2022 And yet, even here in his refuge, McNamara soon found himself at the center of things. Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2022 Hard to imagine someone more at the center of things. CBS News, 3 July 2022 Through it all, Mr. Stern has shown a gift for being at the center of things. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 25 Mar. 2022 That was once the domain of outsiders, offbeats, and the off-topic, a space for those not quite at the center of things to refract for audiences the strange task of navigating the entertainment industry. Vulture, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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“At the center of things.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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