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first come, first servedPeople will be dealt with in the order they arrive.
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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 polls
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better halfspouse
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centre halffootballer
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half a dozensix
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half a mindA moderate inclination.
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half hourperiod of 30 minutes
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half nelsonwrestling hold
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half-bakedPartially cooked by heating in an oven.
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half-nakedWith very few clothes on; revealing lots of one's body.
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half-nakedWith very few clothes on.
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half-pintA unit of volume used for liquids equal to half of a pint.
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half-pintHalf a pint of beer.
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half-pintA small child.
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other halfA spouse.
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baker's half dozenSeven, a group of seven.
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glass-half-emptypessimistic
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glass-half-fulloptimistic
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not half badPretty good; okay; decent.
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too clever by halfShrewd but flawed by overthinking or excessive complexity, with a resulting tendency to be unreliable or unsuccessful.
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go off half-cockedTo take a premature or ill-considered action.
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first upFirstly; before anything else.
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hell and half of georgiaA very large region; everywhere.
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all over hell's half acreAll over the place; everywhere.
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half a loaf is better than no breadAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.
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half a loaf is better than nonePossession or attainment of a partial object, achievement, result, etc is preferable to having no object, achievement, or result at all.
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six of one, half dozen of anotherIt makes no difference, they're still the same.
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well begun is half doneMuch depends on the beginning of an endeavor.
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at firstInitially; at the start.
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at first blushUpon first impression or consideration; seemingly, apparently, ostensibly.
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feet firstWith the feet preceding the rest of the body.
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feet firstIn the manner of a deceased person (i.e., dead).
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first aidemergency medical treatment
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first annualThe first occurrence of an event that is scheduled or hoped to become annual.
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first annualThe second occurrence of an annual event, that is, the first occurrence that is indeed annual.
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first classexcellent
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first loserSecond place.
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first loserThe second place finisher in auto racing competition.
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first loveOne's first experience of the feeling of romantic love.
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first loveThe first person to be the object of one's romantic affection.
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first loveThe thing, place, or activity of which one is fondest; one's most fundamental interest or attachment.
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first nightplay's opening
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first offFirstly; before anything else.
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first rateSuperb, exceptional; of the best sort; very high quality.
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ladies firstA phrase encouraging polite gentlemanliness, allowing the ladies to go before the men.
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elizabeth the firstthe virgin queen
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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.
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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.
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first and lastA person's combined given name and surname.
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first of allFirstly; before anything else.
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