be at the centre of something

to be the main subject or cause of something

the man at the centre of the latest political scandal


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  • be at the centre of something — phrase to be the main subject or cause of something the man at the centre of the latest political scandal Thesaurus: to make something start to exist or happensynonym Main entry: centre …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) centre of things — the centre of activity/​things phrase the main area where something is happening She rented a flat in town to be at the centre of things. Thesaurus: busy places and times and describing busy places and timessynonym Main entry: centre …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) centre of activity — the centre of activity/​things phrase the main area where something is happening She rented a flat in town to be at the centre of things. Thesaurus: busy places and times and describing busy places and timessynonym Main entry: centre …   Useful english dictionary

  • centre around something — ˈcentre around/on/round/upon sb/sth | ˈcentre sth around/on/round/upon sb/sth derived to be or make sb/sth become the person or thing around which most activity, etc. takes place • State occasions always centred around the king. • Discussions… …   Useful english dictionary

  • centre on something — ˈcentre around/on/round/upon sb/sth | ˈcentre sth around/on/round/upon sb/sth derived to be or make sb/sth become the person or thing around which most activity, etc. takes place • State occasions always centred around the king. • Discussions… …   Useful english dictionary

  • centre round something — ˈcentre around/on/round/upon sb/sth | ˈcentre sth around/on/round/upon sb/sth derived to be or make sb/sth become the person or thing around which most activity, etc. takes place • State occasions always centred around the king. • Discussions… …   Useful english dictionary

  • centre upon something — ˈcentre around/on/round/upon sb/sth | ˈcentre sth around/on/round/upon sb/sth derived to be or make sb/sth become the person or thing around which most activity, etc. takes place • State occasions always centred around the king. • Discussions… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay through the nose (for something) — informal phrase to pay much too much for something In the city centre restaurants, you pay through the nose for your drinks. Thesaurus: to spend or to pay moneysynonym Main entry: pay …   Useful english dictionary

  • under the auspices of something — under the auspices of sb/sth idiom with the help, support or protection of sb/sth • The community centre was set up under the auspices of a government initiative. • a peacekeeping force under United Nations auspices Main entry: ↑auspicesidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • centre — cen|tre1 W1S1 BrE center AmE [ˈsentə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(middle)¦ 2¦(building)¦ 3¦(place of activity)¦ 4¦(of a town)¦ 5¦(involvement)¦ 6 be the centre of attention 7 be/take centre stage 8¦(poli …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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