But this particular night was to be the piece de resistance.
A pretentious mirror in a tarnished gilt frame was the piece de resistance.
The piece de resistance of the dinner was, in this instance, to be a mackerel.
That means you'll please get the wood while I clean the 'piece de resistance' of our dinner.
It appeared to be the 'piece de resistance' in the minds of the children.
Each family is an authority in itself as to the choice of the piece de resistance.
On such occasions, the following hoax formed Mr. Verdant Green's piece de resistance.
Black serge, grey tweed, violet ninon; two evening frocks, and the one white satin which was the piece de resistance of the whole.
Soup is served, and then fish, and then comes the joint, which is the piece de resistance of the day.
To quoits was added the inducement of an excellent repast of which roast pig was the piece de resistance.
1831, from French pièce de résistance, originally "the most substantial dish in a meal." Lit. "piece of resistance;" there seems to be disagreement as to the exact signification.