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busy workWork or activity performed with the intention or result of occupying time, and not necessarily to accomplish something productive; routine work of low priority undertaken for the sake of avoiding idleness.
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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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in the here and nowIn present practice rather than in theory; with the priority of palpably and actually existing.
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jump the queueTo move into a queue ahead of others who have been waiting longer or that have a higher priority; push in.
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senior noteA bond that takes priority over other debt securities sold by the issuer. In the event the issuer goes bankrupt, senior debt must be repaid before other creditors receive any payment.
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take a back seatTo be second to someone or something; to be less important or have a lower priority.
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take a numberRecognize that many others are in the same situation; recognize that one's concerns are not of high priority; be prepared to wait.
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top of mindForemost in one's thoughts; of greatest concern or priority.
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