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first and lastA person's combined given name and surname.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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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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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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dead lastThe standings, often by a considerable margin to the next-to-last-place finisher or after an exceptionally poor showing or season.Rate it:

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last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items.Rate it:

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at lastAfter a long time; eventually.Rate it:

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at lastIn the end; finally; ultimately.Rate it:

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at long lastat lastRate it:

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draw one's last breathTo die.Rate it:

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every lastEvery; without exception; used for emphasis.Rate it:

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fall at the last hurdleTo fail near the end of something.Rate it:

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have the last laughTo be vindicated; to triumph despite predicted failure; to find success after defeat or setback.Rate it:

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he who laughs last laughs bestsuccess is better after having previously endured ridicule.Rate it:

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he who laughs last laughs hardestAlternative form of he who laughs last laughs best.Rate it:

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last burst of fireA final effort or warning.Rate it:

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last burst of fireA state of exertion where one gives one's all; expending all of one's remaining energy in a final effort to achieve one's goal.Rate it:

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last chancefinal oppurtunityRate it:

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last minutePoint in time, too close to a deadline to reasonably begin a critical task.Rate it:

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last of the big spendersSomeone who doesn't spend much money.Rate it:

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last postmilitary bugle callRate it:

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last resortThe only remaining, unwanted, option or choice.Rate it:

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Last SupperThe Passover meal that Jesus ate with his disciples on the night before his death.Rate it:

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Last SupperAn artistic representation of this event.Rate it:

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last thinglate in the dayRate it:

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last thing one needsSomething not wanted by someone, who is already burdened.Rate it:

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last trumpForever.Rate it:

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last trumpThe moment of God's final judgement on Earth.Rate it:

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last wordA final decision, or the right to make such a decision.Rate it:

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last wordThe final statement uttered by a person before death.Rate it:

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last wordThe finest, highest, or ultimate representative of some class of objects.Rate it:

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last-ditchFinal, as a last resort; done in desperation.Rate it:

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nice guys finish lastPeople who are decent, friendly, and agreeable tend to be unsuccessful because they are outmaneuvered or overwhelmed by others who are not so decent, friendly, or agreeable.Rate it:

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on one's last legsAbout to die.Rate it:

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on one's last legsAbout to lose viability or become defunct.Rate it:

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patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrelsThe appeal to patriotism is often used to distract the public from real issues.Rate it:

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what did your last slave die ofUsed to indicate that someone is being bossy and/or demanding, usually to an unreasonable extent.Rate it:

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Whos Your Waiter Last Year?Whos Your Waiter Last Year?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 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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