take center stage

Definition of take center stage

  1. :  to be in a main or very important position The issue is expected to take center stage in the elections.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

centerplay
  1. :  the point around which a circle or sphere is described

    :  a point that is related to a geometrical figure in such a way that for any point on the figure there is another point on the figure such that a straight line joining the two points is bisected by the original point —called also center of symmetry

    :  the center of the circle inscribed in a regular (see 1regular 2b) polygon

  1. :  to place or fix at or around a center or central area

    :  to give a central focus or basis

    :  to adjust (as lenses) so that the axes (see axis 1a) coincide

stageplay
  1. :  one of a series of positions or stations one above the other :  step

    :  the height of the surface of a river above an arbitrary zero point

    :  a raised platform

  1. :  to produce (as a play) on a stage

    :  to produce or cause to happen for public view or public effect

    :  to determine the phase or severity of (a disease) based on a classification of established symptomatic criteria

  1. :  intended to represent a type or stereotype


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