front and center


Definition of front and center

: in or to the forefront of activity or consideration

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The strong emphasis on the economy underscores leader Kim Jong Un's new strategy of putting economic development front and center. Fox News, "The Latest: China's Xi congratulates N. Korea on anniversary," 9 Sep. 2018 While Justin is never seen on camera, Chrishell is front and center on the show as the new girl in the office. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "Will There Be a 'Selling Sunset' Season 2? The Cast Has Some Thoughts," 15 Apr. 2019 Meghan Markle has been front and center on this Royal Tour, accompanying Prince Harry to dozens of events and helping him to open—and celebrate—the Invictus Games. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Wore an Olive Green Shirtdress to the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony," 27 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of front and center

1951, in the meaning defined above

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