pièce de résistance

[pyes duh rey-zee-stahns; English pee-es duh ri-zee-stahns]
plural pièces de résistance [pyes duh rey-zee-stahns; English pee-es duh ri-zee-stahns] . French.
1.
the principal dish of a meal.
2.
the most noteworthy or prized feature, aspect, event, article, etc., of a series or group; special item or attraction.
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pièce de résistance (pjɛs də rezistɑ̃s)
 
n
1.  the principal or most outstanding item in a series or creative artist's work
2.  the main dish of a meal
 
[lit: piece of resistance]

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Example sentences
The piece de resistance is the juicy prime rib-the kind that is so tender it falls off the bone.
Their ghostly ship is the movie's piece de resistance.
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