front and center

adverb

Definition of front and center

: in or to the forefront of activity or consideration

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History is front and center at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor, Maine, a public course which dates to 1888 and is the eighth-oldest golf club in the country. Michael Whitmer, BostonGlobe.com, "A golf fanatic picks the 18 best holes to play on New England courses," 20 June 2019 Coen and McDormand were front and center at the Thursday evening ceremony, along with Paramount head Jim Gianopulos, Frank Marshall, Netflix's Ted Sarandos and Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, "Spike Lee, Michael B. Jordan Honor Denzel Washington at AFI Gala, Beyonce Drops By," 7 June 2019 Does Larry Ellison, who has an equity stake second only to the CEO, get a seat sit front and center? Dana Hull, Fortune, "5 Things To Watch For at Tesla’s Annual Shareholders Meeting," 11 June 2019 Some designers like Mara Hoffman even made them the focal point on swimsuits, placing them front and center for the world to see. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The Swimwear Trends of 2019 to Try This Summer, From Animal Prints to Metallics," 9 Apr. 2019 Shi, who works front and center, says the restaurant has influenced her wardrobe on a larger scale. Vogue, "The New Crew: The Founders of King Restaurant in New York City’s West Village," 10 Sep. 2018 At last night’s Youth America Grand Prix 20th Anniversary Gala, New York’s creative community honored the future of dance and the sisters were front and center. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Make a Rare Red Carpet Appearance," 19 Apr. 2019 Trade issues will be front and center as leaders from the Group of Seven countries meet in Quebec Friday and Saturday, but investors aren’t expecting any big breakthroughs. Washington Post, "Trade tremors: How tariffs, tough talk has unsettled markets," 8 June 2018 Jill also changed her profile picture on Twitter to a portrait with Biden's campaign logo front and center. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Why Jill Biden Might Just Be Joe Biden's Greatest Political Asset," 25 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of front and center

1951, in the meaning defined above

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