reign supreme

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reign supreme (third-person singular simple present reigns supreme, present participle reigning supreme, simple past and past participle reigned supreme)

  1. (idiomatic) To be the most important or most prevalent.
    • 1961 July, Cecil J. Allen, “Locomotive Running Past and Present”, in Trains Illustrated, page 401:
      During the month prior to writing this article I have made a series of journeys [...]. One was over a main line on which steam still reigns supreme on the principal trains and on which we had a fine run, fully up to the best standards of the locomotive class concerned.
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 8:
      [A]s much as language in our modern technological world is mediated through the written word, quantitatively spoken language still reigns supreme.