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Definition of center stage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    center stage

    (centre stage) noun
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  1. 1the middle part of the stage in a theater At center stage stand two folding tables.
  2. 2an important position where someone or something can easily get people's attention Education is taking center stage in the government's plans. This region continues to occupy center stage in world affairs.
center stage adverb
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She stood center stage to receive the applause. The President said, “We are putting full employment center stage.”