Definition of center stage in English:

center stage

Syllabification: cen·ter stage


[in singular]
  • 1The center of a stage.
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    • She was at center stage making her curtain call.
    • As each of four sets is pushed to centre stage, the garden's usurpation of the kitchen is delightfully revealed.
    • So courtiers, listening to an amazing tale, sit down on the ground across center stage in a row, the talebearer getting down similarly opposite the front man in the lineup.
  • 1.1The most prominent position: oil remains at center stage, with demands for expanded drilling
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    • Taking centre stage at yesterday's press conference was Paul Burke who will start at out half in place of the injured Ronan O'Gara.
    • Taking centre stage over the two days is an array of tall ships from all over the world.
    • A fairhaven schoolboy got his hands on one of the most famous pieces of silverware in football this week - and he'll be taking centre stage before 80,000 people at a major final next year.


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  • 1At or toward the middle of a stage: at the play’s opening she stands center stage
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    • He stands centre stage, raising his arms like a talented preacher.
    • Regardless of what was happening centre stage, I was continually drawn to watch this character and to Mr. Poynder's unfaltering interpretation.
    • She strides center stage, cheeks sagging with woe, and reads from a note card - great tragedy, brilliant talent, unrecoverable loss.
  • 1.1In or toward a prominent position: Asian countries have moved center stage for world business
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    • Supply chain management has moved center stage largely because of globalization.
    • The prospect of "green" data centers has moved center stage.
    • The city's seedy side has moved center stage.

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