crown jewels

pl n
  1. the jewellery, including the regalia, used by a sovereign on a state occasion

Words Nearby crown jewels

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How to use crown jewels in a sentence

  • It has passed from his Majesty's hands; it is no longer among the crown jewels of Mauravania and a Russian has it.

    Cleek, the Master Detective | Thomas W. Hanshew
  • He has stolen one of the most valuable crown jewels, and was caught with it in his possession.

    The Mysterious Shin Shira | George Edward Farrow

Other Idioms and Phrases with crown jewels

crown jewels

A prized possession or asset, as in The Iliad and Odyssey are the crown jewels of ancient literature, or The software products are the company's crown jewels. This usage transfers the value of royal jewels to some other object. [Late 1800s]

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