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front and center

adverb phrase

To the position of maximum prominence: Because of political instability and a lack of moral leadership, race has once again moved front and center in the American mind

[1940s+ fr armed forces; fr the position in front of a military formation where a singled-out soldier presents himself or herself]


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front and center

In the most prominent position, as in You couldn't miss John—he was front and center in that presentation. This expression alludes to the best and usually most expensive seats in a theater.
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