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

the jewel in the (or one's) crown

phrase

  • The most valuable or successful part of something.

    ‘science is the brightest jewel in the crown of our civilization’
    • ‘This has been the dilemma facing the FA as they once again tinkered with the jewel in their crown, the FA Cup this week.’
    • ‘Monopoly, however, is the jewel in their crown, one which they guard jealously.’
    • ‘The School of Music is the jewel in the crown of Cork's cultural infrastructure.’
    • ‘What has been created in Edinburgh is the jewel in the crown for Harcourt.’
    • ‘Britain is one of the most beautiful islands on earth - and Manchester is a sparkling jewel in its crown.’
    • ‘Our reservoirs and surrounding countryside are the jewel in our crown when we play host to visitors and tourists.’
    • ‘Indeed, I invite United Future members to take a call, because this bill is meant to be the jewel in their crown.’
    • ‘But she is also a rare jewel in the crown of humanity.’
    • ‘They really are the jewel in the crown of the gardens because of their historical and cultural importance.’
    • ‘What a horrible start to the new competitive hurling year for the jewel in our crown.’
    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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