pride of place


the highest or most outstanding position; first place.

Nearby words

  1. pride,
  2. pride and joy,
  3. pride and prejudice,
  4. pride goeth before a fall,
  5. pride of china,
  6. pride of the morning,
  7. pride oneself on,
  8. pride's purge,
  9. pride, thomas,
  10. pride-of-california

Origin of pride of place

First recorded in 1615–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Idioms and Phrases with pride of place

pride of place

The highest or most prominent position, as in His trophy had pride of place on the mantelpiece. [Early 1600s]

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