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forefront

noun
     
fore‧front
1

be at/in/to the forefront (of something)

to be in a leading position in an important activity that is trying to achieve something or develop new ideas:
The company has always been at the forefront of science and technology.
Prison conditions have been pushed to the forefront of public debate.
2

be in/at/to the forefront of somebody's mind/attention etc

to be what someone is thinking about most, because it is very important to them [↪ at the back of somebody's mind]:
Fear of unemployment was at the forefront of everyone's minds.

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