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.

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“Jewel in the crown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jewel%20in%20the%20crown. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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