front and center


Definition of front and center 

: in or to the forefront of activity or consideration

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If a phone were a PC, the microprocessor inside of it would be front and center. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 While other shows are sparking backlash for only casting women lighter than a brown paper bag, Issa's dark-skinned characters are front and center. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Issa Rae Talks Colorism and Relationships at Insecure Fest," 26 July 2018 The Crimes of Grindelwald poster puts Newt Scamander and his fave professor, Young Dumbledore, front and center. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”: Everything We Know So Far About the Sequel," 23 July 2018 There was no blood at the crime scene, but according to the Tippecanoe County Coroner, Keiandre was struck by a bullet in the front and center of his neck before appearing to bleed out internally. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "Keiandre Holt's Mysterious Shooting Death Is Being Investigated by Indiana Police," 23 Aug. 2018 That obfuscation left the uncertainties and fears of human beings front and center. Devon Maloney, The Verge, "Farewell to USA’s Colony, a rare dystopia that tried something new," 5 Aug. 2018 The president, who usually lingers onstage in front of a friendly crowed, stayed front and center for minutes as the music played him out, pumping his fist and clapping. Katie Rogers, New York Times, "Trump, at Rally, Vows to Carry On Anthony Kennedy’s Legacy With Court Pick," 27 June 2018 Free lunch: Election day is Tuesday, and as usual, John Konstin and I are front and center at a free lunch for the town’s political junkies at John’s Grill, on Ellis Street between Powell and Stockton. Willie Brown, San Francisco Chronicle, "Gavin Newsom is looking out for No. 1. California Dems need to deal with it," 2 June 2018 Conte — known as the grand court organist for the Wanamaker Organ at Macy’s— was front and center at the on-stage console for the Dobson pipe organ. Peter Dobrin,, "Wanamaker organist Conte brings thrilling color to mostly drab Philadelphia Orchestra program," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of front and center

1951, in the meaning defined above

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