Definition of national treasure in English:

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national treasure


An artefact, institution, or public figure regarded as being emblematic of a nation’s cultural heritage or identity: national treasure Dame Judi was nominated in the best actress category
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  • Either way, she is swiftly becoming a grandee of the art establishment, not to say a national treasure.
  • Trevor, the stainless guy, is a national treasure.
  • Decades of foreign holidays have left Britons increasingly shaky about details of their own national treasures, according to a survey released today.

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