crown jewel

crown jewel
1. the most desirable assets of a corporation

their crown jewels figured prominently in the takeover attempt

Hypernyms: ↑assets
2. a precious stone that is a valuable part of a sovereign's regalia
Hypernyms: ↑jewel, ↑gem, ↑precious stone

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Etymology: crown jewels
: the most attractive or valuable one of a collection or group

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crown jewel,
1. any one of the jewels which are the hereditary regalia of the crown or royal family of any country.
2. Figurative. the most valuable asset of a country, company, or the like: »

The archipelago had been the crown jewel of the Dutch Empire for almost 350 years (Arnold C. Brackman). The Hughes Tool Co., crown jewel of the Howard Hughes financial empire (Time).

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noun, pl ⋯ -els
1 the crown jewels : the crown, scepter, and other jeweled objects that a king or queen uses on formal occasions
2 [count] : the most valuable or attractive thing in a collection or group

The painting is the crown jewel of the museum's collection.

one of the company's crown jewels

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • crown jewel — n 1.) the crown jewels the crown, sword, jewels etc worn by a king or queen for official ceremonies 2.) the best or most valuable thing that a person or place has ▪ Innsbruck s crown jewel is the old town centre …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • crown jewel — crown′ jew′el n. 1) crown jewels, the ceremonial objects of a sovereign, as the crown and scepter, that are heavily jeweled 2) the most valued possession • Etymology: 1640–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • crown jewel — noun Date: 1649 1. plural the jewels (as crown and scepter) belonging to a sovereign s regalia 2. the most attractive or valuable one of a collection or group …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Crown Jewel Defense — In business, when a company is threatened with takeover, the crown jewel defense is a strategy in which the target company sells off its most attractive assets to a friendly third party or spin off the valuable assets in a separate entity.… …   Wikipedia

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