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pride of place

noun
1.
the highest or most outstanding position; first place.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25
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  • 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.
  • Bishops get pride of place, though there are few of them in the century's roll of martyrs.
  • Microeconomics instead gives pride of place to prices.
  • But tradition alone is not enough to sustain a sport's pride of place.
  • Most of these small gardens are beautifully kept and the garden gnome has pride of place.
  • They not only embody the community's history but also are proof of its member's pride of place.
  • The second theme that guided our selection was pride of place.
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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 ]
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