take center stage

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take center stage

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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

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

  3. : a point, area, person, or thing that is most important or pivotal in relation to an indicated activity, interest, or condition

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

  2. : to give a central focus or basis

  3. : to adjust (things, such as lenses) so that the axes coincide

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

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

  3. : a raised platform

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

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

  3. : 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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