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 Both Biden and Trump have put the issue of leadership front and center in the campaign. Ryan Teague Beckwith,, "Biden Holds Sizable Edge Over Trump in Swing Counties," 12 May 2020 Few cases put the reputation of the court as front and center as cases of presidential power and immunity. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, "Do US laws apply to US presidents? Supreme Court to decide.," 11 May 2020 With the 2019-2020 high school athletic season now in the books courtesy of the novel coronavirus pandemic, football emerges front and center in the sports realm, even though the season doesn’t officially begin until late August. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Football coaches for Oilers, Knights and Mustangs ponder coming months of uncertainty," 20 Apr. 2020 On Sunday, the Deep South moves front and center, with tornadoes, widespread damaging winds and large hail possible from Houston to Raleigh, North Carolina. Editors, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus pandemic, Easter, 'Saturday Night Live' returns: 5 things to know this weekend," 11 Apr. 2020 Protective styles, like knotless braids and artsy cornrows, were front and center, while sleek bobs were also wildly popular. Aimee Simeon,, "15 Street Style Looks That Prove The Versatility Of Black Hair," 14 Feb. 2020 But by half-time, everyone was front and center, because — let’s face it — a whole lot of us were far more interested in Shakira and Jennifer Lopez than in the Chiefs and 49ers. Elaine Ayala,, "Ayala: A powerful, provocative Super Bowl half-time show delivered its intended messages," 6 Feb. 2020 Twigs appeared front and center on stage, entering through long, closed curtains to perform a solo tap dance. Britt Julious,, "FKA Twigs brought her ‘Magdalene’ show to life at the Riviera with music, dance, beauty and raw emotion," 16 Nov. 2019 That’s pretty front and center in terms of direct impact on a game. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Called ‘underrated,’ Loons midfielder Jan Gregus proves his value," 28 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of front and center

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Front and center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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