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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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comedy equals tragedy plus timeA tragic subject can be made into a comedy, given the passage of enough time.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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Appendix:Snowclones/X among XsSaid of something that is exceptional.Rate 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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woman among womenA woman who is accepted on the same terms, and as having the same worth, as other others in society.Rate it:

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woman among womenA remarkable or superior woman who stands out from others; a leader or exemplar for others.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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Appendix:Snowclones/first rule of X: do not talk about XSaid of something that must be kept confidential.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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come firstTo win first place in a competition.Rate it:

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come firstTo be the most important thing to consider.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 in, best dressedThose who arrive or get in sooner will receive a more desirable outcome.Rate 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 of neverA nonexisting day; a day that will never come.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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get to first baseTo get as far as the first phrase or milestone of a goal.Rate it:

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get to first baseTo get as far as kissing in sexual advances.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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let he who is without sin cast the first stoneAlternative form of let him who is without sin cast the first stoneRate it:

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let him that is without sin cast the first stoneAlternative form of let him who is without sin cast the first stoneRate it:

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let him who is without sin cast the first stoneOnly those who are faultless have the right to pass judgment upon others.Rate it:

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love at first sightan instantaneous attractionRate it:

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