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be king

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe kingbe kingPOPULARif something is king at a particular time, it has a big influence on people back in the days when jazz was king king
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be kingThe new king, I suppose, if you can be king without a land.In the arts, too, contention is king.In Ephyre, the city later called Corinth, Glaucus was King.During the middle 1800s, cotton production was king in the South.As at the weight-loss programs I attended in junior high, the scale was king here.In 1995, it was stock -- not cash -- that was king.He was born to be King and was looking for a princess.If the flounder still exists it will be king. - foreign words and phrases scattered here and there!
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