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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 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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don't call us, we'll call youA stereotypical request from a hiring organisation to a potential candidate, suggesting that the candidate will not be hired.Rate it:

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at the high portOr in a charge.Rate it:

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any port in a stormAn unfavourable option which might well be avoided in good times but which nevertheless looks better than the alternatives at the current time.Rate it:

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at the high portAt once; unhesitatingly; quickly and vigorously.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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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 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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call a spade a spadeTo speak the truth; to say things as they really are.Rate it:

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call off the carpetTo get away fromRate it:

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call onTo visit somebody; to pay a call.Rate it:

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call upAn order to report for military service.Rate it:

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call offTo recall; to cancel or call a halt to.Rate it:

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call outTo yell out; to vocalize audibly; announce.Rate it:

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call inTo communicate with a base etc, by telephone.Rate it:

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call inTo summon someone, especially for help or advice.Rate it:

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call onIn a classroom, to select a student.Rate it:

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call it quitsTo conclude; to quit or stop an activity.Rate it:

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