front and center


Definition of front and center

: in or to the forefront of activity or consideration

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Her debut novel Trail of Lightning is a dazzling urban fantasy that puts indigenous culture front and center and sets up an incredible world. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Our favorite science fiction and fantasy books of 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 In the family photos—which also include Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Charles, and Duchess Camilla—Princess Charlotte is front and center, taking her little brother's hand. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Louis Holding Kate Middleton's Hand in the Royal Christmas Card Is So Pure," 14 Dec. 2018 To us, the most important thing is keeping our community — all of you — front and center in all that Instagram does. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Meet Adam Mosseri, Instagram’s new boss," 1 Oct. 2018 Once front and center in the global media as a catastrophe on par with Chernobyl, the plant stands today as the site of one of the world’s most complex and expensive engineering projects. William Steel, Ars Technica, "Remediating Fukushima—“When everything goes to hell, you go back to basics”," 11 May 2018 Seated front and center in the briefing room, the young girl wasn't paying any attention to what the press secretary had to say. Araceli Cruz, Teen Vogue, "Sarah Huckabee Sanders Faced a "Tough Crowd" in a Mock White House Press Briefing on Take Your Child to Work Day," 27 Apr. 2018 Meghan's mom, a yoga teacher and social worker from California, was front and center at the royal wedding, beaming with pride as her daughter walked down the aisle. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "A Royal Fan Praised Meghan Markle's Mom and the Duchess's Reaction Was So Sweet," 3 Oct. 2018 The queen, 92, was to be front and center for the RAF events. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Duchess Meghan, Prince Harry join queen for Royal Air Force 100th anniversary celebrations," 10 July 2018 Accusations of courtroom misdeeds against DA candidate Noah Phillips are front and center in a new ad from Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert that aired recently. Darrell Smith, sacbee, "Ad Watch: Schubert’s ad claims against challenger are ‘iffy’," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of front and center

1951, in the meaning defined above

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