front and center


Definition of front and center

: in or to the forefront of activity or consideration

Examples of front and center in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With racial justice protests front and center in Portland in 2020, photos of injured police officers were widely circulated on social media in August within a bogus context. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "The most-read stories on OregonLive in 2020," 31 Dec. 2020 It’s now time for the hymn to take its place, front and center in American consciousness. David French, Time, "A Christmas Hymn for Our Troubled Time," 24 Dec. 2020 Those fights then brought a fresh generation of young people into a climate movement newly willing—after years of difficult, ongoing conversations—to put issues of justice and corporate excess front and center. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "Biden Isn’t a Lost Cause for the Left," 17 Dec. 2020 What should be front and center in Air Force decision-making are the nation’s exigent defense interests. Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner, "Space Force belongs in Colorado," 10 Dec. 2020 The player who was presumed to test positive due to his absence from the bench on Friday was front and center in the celebration. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Gonzaga makes a bad call, playing despite positive COVID tests: 'I hope nobody gets infected'," 28 Nov. 2020 During the campaign, his administration’s mismanaging of the pandemic response was front and center. Washington Post, "On a Trump-loving island in the Chesapeake, a virus outbreak unites instead of divides," 22 Dec. 2020 But perhaps no one will be watching more closely than Gov. Greg Abbott, whose handling of the coronavirus pandemic is front and center in the runoff special election for Senate District 30. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Voters go to the polls in North Texas Senate runoff between Shelley Luther and Drew Springer," 18 Dec. 2020 On the science squad because: Colón is a climate and international environmental policy expert who has diligently worked to keep science front and center in foreign policy dialogues and has used science as a tool for global engagement. 500 Women Scientists, Scientific American, "These Nine Women Should Have Key Roles in the New Administration," 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of front and center

1951, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jan 2021

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“Front and center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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