at the centre of an organization

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Senior Member
" España, español"
If someone is at the centre of an organization, does it imply that the person is in charge of the organization?

She is alleged to have been at the centre of an international drugs ring.

Thank you for your prompt answers

  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    No, to be at the center (AE) just means having a central or perhaps even key position. They were in the figurative middle, "in the thick of it," rather than only peripherally involved.


    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    If they said "she was the central figure of an international drugs ring" then she would probably be the one in charge or certainly first among equals.
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