front and center


Definition of front and center 

: in or to the forefront of activity or consideration

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The consideration of racial diversity in admissions is front and center again on the national stage as well. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Keep the test!' A debate flares over exam-based public high schools.," 6 July 2018 Still, fossil fuels are front and center on the menu for Trump. Zack Colman, Scientific American, "What Has Changed—and What Has Not—Since Paris Withdrawal Announcement," 1 June 2018 Female artists are front and center in the Chicago concert scene this week, with performances by Alice Glass, all-sister group Haim, Minnesota star Lizzo and indie group Speedy Ortiz. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Alice Glass, Flatbush Zombies, Haim," 8 May 2018 Either way, Kanye West and red-pilling are now front and center in a way the meme has never been before. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "How Red-Pill Culture Jumped the Fence and Got to Kanye West," 27 Apr. 2018 Buckingham, the group's lead guitarist and voice of many of its signature hits, was front and center in the group from 1975 until 1987 and again from 1997 to earlier this year. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Fleetwood Mac Talk Lindsey Buckingham Split, New Lineup: 'This Was Not a Happy Situation For Us'," 25 Apr. 2018 The Teschsko twins have been front and center in the Gators’ success, with strong work on the mound and at the plate. Phil Anastasia,, "Teschko twins power Gateway baseball," 19 Apr. 2018 Tarrant County is now front and center in the fight to lower property taxes. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "Republican senators: Day of truth-telling about property taxes full of falsehoods," 16 Feb. 2018 That puts him front and center of trying to marry a film-and-TV culture to a telecom business dating back to Alexander Graham Bell. Fortune, "The AT&T Deal Will Mean Even More Big-Budget HBO Shows Like 'Game of Thrones'," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of front and center

1951, in the meaning defined above

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