Definition of the jewel in the (or one's) crown in English:

the jewel in the (or one's) crown

phrase

  • The most valuable or successful part of something.

    ‘Galway is the jewel in the crown of the Irish racing industry’
    • ‘The School of Music is the jewel in the crown of Cork's cultural infrastructure.’
    • ‘They really are the jewel in the crown of the gardens because of their historical and cultural importance.’
    • ‘What has been created in Edinburgh is the jewel in the crown for Harcourt.’
    • ‘This has been the dilemma facing the FA as they once again tinkered with the jewel in their crown, the FA Cup this week.’
    • ‘Our reservoirs and surrounding countryside are the jewel in our crown when we play host to visitors and tourists.’
    • ‘Monopoly, however, is the jewel in their crown, one which they guard jealously.’
    • ‘Indeed, I invite United Future members to take a call, because this bill is meant to be the jewel in their crown.’
    • ‘Britain is one of the most beautiful islands on earth - and Manchester is a sparkling jewel in its crown.’
    • ‘What a horrible start to the new competitive hurling year for the jewel in our crown.’
    • ‘But she is also a rare jewel in the crown of humanity.’
    best, finest, pride, prize, treasure, glory, wonder, flower, pearl, jewel, the jewel in the crown, masterpiece, chef-d'œuvre, leading light, pick, choice, paragon, prime, cream, the crème de la crème, elite, elect
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