front and center


Definition of front and center

: in or to the forefront of activity or consideration

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Williams was front and center during the planning of Meghan's baby shower in New York. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Serena Williams Thinks Meghan Markle Will Be the "Best Mom"," 4 Apr. 2019 Winner: Since the Braveheart sword is so front and center and its depiction is wrong, Outlaw King takes the category. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "'Outlaw King' vs. 'Braveheart': Which Movie Gets Scotland Right?," 13 Nov. 2018 His handiwork will be front and center when Trump names his next nominee for the Supreme Court., "Today: O, Say Can You Breathe?," 4 July 2018 Gillibrand made sure to put her family front and center with the statement, referencing her young family with husband Jonathan Gillibrand. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Is Jonathan Gillibrand, Kirsten Gillibrand's Husband? Here's Everything We Know," 30 Jan. 2019 In the cute pic, Hudson is draped in an orange robe with her very pregnant tummy front and center. Lily Rose, SELF, "Kate Hudson Shows Off Her 'Outie' Pregnancy Belly Button," 6 Sep. 2018 Hailey graces the cover of Vogue Mexico’s September issue, with her left ring finger front and center, effectively hypnotizing the world with that sparkly stunner. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin Wore Acid Wash Denim on a Date with Justin Bieber," 27 Aug. 2018 The owners of Étoile, Chef Philippe Verpiand and Monica Bui, have created an inviting, warm European environment where fine French food is front and center. Houston Chronicle, "Etoile," 27 June 2018 That question is front and center as conventional approaches to pain control in the United States have led to what some see as a culture of overprescribing, helping spur the nation’s epidemic of opioid overuse and abuse. Julie Appleby, Washington Post, "Doling Out Pain Pills Post-Surgery: An Ingrown Toenail Not The Same As A Bypass," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of front and center

1951, in the meaning defined above

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