pride of place

noun
the highest or most outstanding position; first place.

Origin:
1615–25

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pride of place

The highest or most prominent position, as in His trophy had pride of place on the mantelpiece. [Early 1600s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
Show pride of place by keeping both your residence and neighborhood clean.
Within this space, logos is given pride of place, with ethos second and pathos
  third if it would be considered legitimate at all.
The debates had been important, but time on-the-ground and retail campaigning
  proved their retained their pride of place, even so.
All three forms of intellectual property are growing in importance, but
  copyright holds pride of place.
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