One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A position of favor or advantage.
- ‘The artists are ‘upstarts,’ fighting for a place in the sun, unafraid to confront or even elbow aside their elders.’
- ‘Since its place in the sun over a decade ago, it has transformed from a cultural wasteland into a vibrant, exciting destination attracting 20 times the number of tourists it used to.’
- ‘Farnhill is moving towards becoming a modern village steeped in tradition and respectful of the diverse needs of residents and guests who we will look forward to welcoming in our delightful rural hillside place in the sun.’
- ‘Meanwhile he enjoyed his place in the sun.’
- ‘He genuinely didn't expect this last chance at a place in the sun.’
- ‘Eventually, many other middle-income countries will have their place in the sun at the expense of the entire continent.’
- ‘Of course, the big silver symbol of hurling success was conspicuous by its absence but, judging from the comments made on stage, one can take for certain that Cork will reclaim their place in the sun as fast as is humanly possible.’
- ‘The Minstermen deserve their current place in the sun and with so many positives to come from Saturday's showing who's to say it won't last beyond the end of summer.’
- ‘Perhaps he really was only seeking what he sometimes said he was - the return of territory, the unification of the Germanic peoples, a place in the sun - and not world conquest.’
- ‘It is easy to imagine them patting she on the back for finding her own place in the sun.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.