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Piece de resistance   /pis di rɪzˈɪstəns/   Listen
Piece de resistance

noun
1.
The outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection.  Synonyms: collector's item, showpiece.
2.
The most important dish of a meal.






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"Piece de resistance" Quotes from Famous Books



... singing, recitations, and violin-playing was finished, there were insistent calls on every side for "Mark Antony." It appeared to be the 'piece de resistance' in the minds of ...
— Glengarry Schooldays • Ralph Connor

... prisoners in Germany with the now famous comfort packages. Some of them she and her committee put up themselves; others are brought in by members of the family or the friends of the unfortunate men in Germany. The piece de resistance had always been a round loaf of bread, but on the day I first visited the salon consternation was reigning. Word had come from Germany that no more bread nor any sort of food stuff should be sent in the packages, and hundreds were being unpacked. Crisp ...
— The Living Present • Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

... much to interest him in the quaint town; but the piece de resistance was Oncle Jazon, who proved to be both fascinating and unmanageable; a hard nut to crack, yet possessing a kernel absolutely original in flavor. Beverley visited him one evening in his hut—it might better be called den—a curiously built thing, ...
— Alice of Old Vincennes • Maurice Thompson



Words linked to "Piece de resistance" :   dish, oddity, collector's item, peculiarity, rarity, curiosity, oddment, curio, showpiece, rariora



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