jewel in the crown

noun phrase

: something that is the most valuable, important, or admired among others of its kind
He owns several successful businesses but this company is the jewel in the crown.

Examples of jewel in the crown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Syrian civil war elevated Hezbollah’s status to the jewel in the crown of the Iranian proxy network. Suzanne Maloney, Foreign Affairs, 8 Apr. 2024 Number of Corners: 19 The jewel in the crown of the series, the Circuit de Monaco is as much about glitz and glamor as racing. Brad Spurgeon, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2024 But the real jewel in the crown of this ensemble is Atwell, who plays the mercenary Grace with a doe-eyed confusion that belies her deep intelligence. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 5 July 2023 Landing a Super Bowl commercial is another jewel in the crown of the 24-year-old rapper Ice Spice, who has been on a meteoric rise since late 2022. Jaden Thompson, Variety, 11 Feb. 2024 Several of New York City's best hotels are located on or near this stretch of Madison, and The Carlyle (home to the famous Bemelmans) is the jewel in the crown. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 4 Feb. 2024 Yet even Lebanon’s Hezbollah, the jewel in the crown of Tehran’s axis, has been forced to give a very limited response to Israel. Arash Azizi, The Atlantic, 12 Jan. 2024 Since its debut on Apple AAPL -0.5% TV+ in April 2022, Slow Horses has become a real jewel in the crown for the streamer. Simon Thompson, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Lebanon’s Hezbollah, the jewel in the crown of Iran’s axis, has backed the Hamas attacks strongly and exchanged fire with Israel in the north. Arash Azizi, The Atlantic, 8 Oct. 2023

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“Jewel in the crown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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