major on

phrasal verb

majored on; majoring on; majors on
British
: to pay special attention to (something)
The carmaker majors on comfort in its new models.

Examples of major on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the share of accounting majors on the platform has ticked up recently after several years of declines, experts say this won’t be enough to solve a worsening shortage. Jo Constantz, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2024 And with The Masters kicking off the calendar for the sport’s four majors on April 11, its build-up took a twist Wednesday when LIV Golf’s Joaquin Niemann received a special invitation to play the 88th edition of the prestigious tournament. Jack Bantock, CNN, 22 Feb. 2024 The film, which featured Madonna in the title role and marked her first major on screen appearance, came out in March 1985. EW.com, 16 Nov. 2023 The first was to the White House operator, who put him in touch with the Marine major on Hendrickson’s personal staff. Elliot Ackerman, WIRED, 6 Feb. 2024 More than 40 percent of job applications submitted by tech majors on Handshake went to internet and software companies in 2021, but that number fell to 25 percent by September 2023. Amanda Hoover, WIRED, 17 Jan. 2024 He was appointed a major on the staff of General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, whose forces landed in Provence on August 16. Sam Roberts, Foreign Affairs, 2 June 2015 Two golfers to play LPGA major on heels of Pac-12s USC’s Amari Avery and UCLA’s Zoe Campos will compete in the Pac-12 tournament, which ends Wednesday, then fly immediately to Houston for the LPGA’s first major of 2023, the Chevron Championship. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, 17 Apr. 2023

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“Major on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/major%20on. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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