jewel in the crown

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of jewel in the crown

: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

jewel play
  1. : a precious stone : gem

  2. : an ornament of precious metal often set with stones or decorated with enamel and worn as an accessory of dress

  3. : one that is highly esteemed

  1. : to adorn or equip with jewels

  2. : to give beauty to as if with jewels : embellish

crown play
  1. : a reward of victory or mark of honor

  2. : a royal or imperial headdress or cap of sovereignty : diadem

  3. : the highest part: such as

  1. : to place a crown or wreath on the head of

  2. : to recognize officially as

  3. : to award a championship to


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