One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The most prominent or important position among a group of things.‘the certificate has pride of place on my wall’
greater importance, priority, precedence, pre-eminence, preference, superiority, first place, pride of place, weighting, supremacy, ascendancy, sovereignty, dominance, dominion, leadershipView synonyms
- ‘A two-tier white cake decorated with roses took pride of place in the centre of a low-key buffet table.’
- ‘The more recent photographs of the projects undertaken during the millennium year had pride of place.’
- ‘The framed certificate will take pride of place on the wall next to another golfing accolade.’
- ‘Among weapons, the sword occupies pride of place as the symbol of knighthood, justice, and power.’
- ‘In these new galleries, natural light floods a wide corridor where oils by Renoir and Cézanne are given pride of place.’
- ‘Craig Knowles prefers home to school and his action man on the motorbike has pride of place among his toys.’
- ‘And come lunchtime today, when the paper hits the streets, my ad will be in pride of place, there on the front page.’
- ‘An ancient helmet discovered below Coppergate in York will take pride of place in a new exhibition launched next month.’
- ‘It's understood the portraits will continue to take pride of place in the mansion's seven State Rooms.’
- ‘All founding supporters will be listed in a specially designed book which will have pride of place in the Courthouse entrance.’
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