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a pillar of society

If you are a pillar of society, you are a very important and valued member of society, involved in many public activities. The term 'a pillar of...' is also used with other groups of people or organisations. (Jimmy is a pillar of society. He raised millions of dollars to build a new hospital in the city.) (Martin's a great guy. He's the head teacher in our school, runs a local charity, and is known and respected by everyone in town. He's a pillar of the community.)


From pillar to post

If you move from pillar to post, or are sent from pillar to post, you are forced to move from one place to another, many times. (My friend James grew up in a family which moved around all the time. The poor kid was sent from pillar to post and never had time to settle in one place!)