Etymology
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piece de resistance (n.)

"most important piece or feature," 1831, from French pièce de résistance, originally "the most substantial dish in a meal." Literally "piece of resistance;" there seems to be disagreement as to the exact signification.

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Definitions of piece de resistance

piece de resistance (n.)
the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection;
Synonyms: collector's item / showpiece
piece de resistance (n.)
the most important dish of a meal;
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