in the front rank

idiom

: being excellent at what one does
a photographer in the front rank

Examples of in the front rank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Pentagon now projects that China’s stockpile of nuclear weapons, which had for years rested in the low hundreds, could spike to 1,500 warheads by 2035, confirming suspicions that Beijing has decided to join Russia and the United States in the front rank of nuclear powers. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Foreign Affairs, 26 May 2023 Immobile, 31, belongs in the front rank of contemporary forwards, perhaps not quite an equal to the only four players in Europe’s major leagues to have scored more than him in the last five years — Lionel Messi, Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Harry Kane — but not out of his depth in their company. New York Times, 25 June 2021

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“In the front rank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20front%20rank. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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