pride of place
pride of place definition by Webster's New World
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the first or most important position
pride of place definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The highest or most important position: The crystal vase enjoyed pride of place on the grand piano.
pride of place - Phrases/Idioms
The highest or most prominent position, as in His trophy had pride of place on the mantelpiece. [Early 1600s]