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pièce de résistance

noun [usually S] uk   /piˌes.də.reɪ.zɪˈstɑ̃ːs/ (plural pièces de résistance   /piˌes.də-/   ) us  
the best and most important or exciting thing, often the last in a series of things: The pièce de résistance of his stage act was a brilliant Barbra Streisand impression.
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