be uppermost in the mind

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The Director of the Board of Education, Linda Wainscot, said: "With the new term starting in our schools, inevitably the events and stories surrounding the tsunami will still be uppermost in the minds of children.
Finishing high up rather than winning the race will be uppermost in the minds of the champi-onship contenders, but Ferrari have shown improved reliability of late and Schumacher could prove the wise bet.
These are just some of the developments likely to be uppermost in the minds of CEOs in the next decade.