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first among equalsA person or position that if formally equivalent to others in a group, but is superior in some attribute.Rate it:

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first among equalsIn the British and other parliamentary systems, a term used to describe the relationship of the prime minister to the other members of the cabinet.Rate it:

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first come, first servedPeople will be dealt with in the order they arrive.Rate it:

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first things firstDeal with matters of highest priority first; deal with matters in logical sequence.1922, H. G. Wells, The Secret Places of the Heart, ch.4,"First things first," said Sir Richmond. If we set about getting fuel sanely, if we do it as the deliberate, co-operative act of the whole species, then it follows that we shall look very closely into the use that is being made of it.1999, Frank Pellegrini, "House Republicans Quell Mutiny Over Tax Bounty," Time, 23 Jul.,Judging by the pollsRate it:

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man among menA man who is accepted on the same terms, and as having the same worth, as other men in society.Rate it:

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man among menA superior or remarkable man who stands out from other men; a leader or exemplar for other men.Rate it:

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put the cat among the pigeonsIf you set the cat among the pigeons, you will cause a flutter in the dovecote.Rate it:

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put the cat among the pigeonsProfessor Stephen Hawking put the cat among the pigeons last week with his cheery remarks about comet Machholz-2, which some astronomers believe could be heading our way. — The Times, 19 September 1994.Rate it:

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put the cat among the pigeonsTo cause alarm.Rate it:

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hey jimmie! , gimme first 'dibs' on that coke!Save a last sip from your Cola for ME, another individual; . . . . . Lemme have 'second-dibs' on Your Coca Cola, JIMRate it:

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at firstInitially; at the start.Rate it:

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at first blushUpon first impression or consideration; seemingly, apparently, ostensibly.Rate it:

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cast the first stoneTo act self-righteously in accusing another person, believing that one is blameless.Rate it:

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elizabeth the firstthe virgin queenRate it:

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feet firstWith the feet preceding the rest of the body.Rate it:

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feet firstIn the manner of a deceased person (i.e., dead).Rate it:

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first aidemergency medical treatmentRate it:

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first and lastA person's combined given name and surname.Rate it:

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first annualThe first occurrence of an event that is scheduled or hoped to become annual.Rate it:

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first annualThe second occurrence of an annual event, that is, the first occurrence that is indeed annual.Rate it:

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first classexcellentRate it:

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first loserSecond place.Rate it:

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first loserThe second place finisher in auto racing competition.Rate it:

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first loveOne's first experience of the feeling of romantic love.Rate it:

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first loveThe first person to be the object of one's romantic affection.Rate it:

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first loveThe thing, place, or activity of which one is fondest; one's most fundamental interest or attachment.Rate it:

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first nightplay's openingRate it:

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first of allFirstly; before anything else.Rate it:

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first offFirstly; before anything else.Rate it:

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first port of callThe first place to go to start a process.Rate it:

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first port of callThe first port that a vessel calls in at after the start of a voyage.Rate it:

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first rateSuperb, exceptional; of the best sort; very high quality.Rate it:

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first upFirstly; before anything else.Rate it:

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in the first placeTo begin with; earlier; first; at the start.Rate it:

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ladies firstA phrase encouraging polite gentlemanliness, allowing the ladies to go before the men.Rate it:

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love at first sightan instantaneous attractionRate it:

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pinch and a punch for the first of the monthSaid the first day of a new month, accompanied by a pinch and a punch to the victim.Rate it:

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play first fiddleTo play a leading role.Rate it:

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shoot first and ask questions laterTo act boldly.Rate it:

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shoot first and ask questions laterTo take action with serious consequences without delay, preserving the benefit of surprise by not providing indication of one's intent.Rate it:

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try to get on first!An encouraging expression to others to attempt a seemingly impossible task. The leader asks the crew to give it their best and try the "baseball theme".Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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fee fi fo fumFamous first line of a rhyme generally said by a giant, monster, or villainRate it:

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flutter in the dovecoteI further argued that the principal cause for the political deadlock that persisted for thirty years after the guns fell silent was Israeli intransigence rather than Arab intransigence. The appearance of the first wave of revisionist studies excited a great deal of interest and controversy in the media and more than a flutter in the academic dovecote. — Israel Confronts Its Past.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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round of applauseAn outburst of clapping among a group or audience. Often asked for by the Master of Ceremonies at a concert or other performance.Rate it:

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come aroundTo change one's mind, especially to begin to agree or appreciate what one was reluctant to accept at first.Rate it:

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cast onTo start the first row of knitting by putting stitches on a needle.Rate it:

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crack of dawnThe first moment of daylight; sunrise.Rate it:

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do the best and live the restFirst do your work with your 100% dont think about the resultRate it:

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