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(first) dibs (on something)

slang The rights to something, or the rights to have first choice of something. "Dibs" are usually claimed verbally. I call dibs on the front seat! Hey, I had dibs on being first in line!
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have dibs on (something)

To have the rights to something, or the rights to have first choice of something. "Dibs" are usually claimed verbally. Hey, I had dibs on being first in line!
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dibs on something

a claim on something. I've got dibs on the yellow one! Dibs on the front seat!
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have dibs on something

to reserve something for oneself; to claim something for oneself. (Often said by children.) I have dibs on the last piece of cake. John has dibs on the last piece again. It isn't fair.
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put one's dibs on something

to lay a claim to something; to announce one's claim to something. She put her dibs on the last piece of cake. I put my dibs on the seat by the window.
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have dibs on

Have a first claim on something, as in If you don't want it, I have dibs on the next available apartment. This term was originally schoolyard slang. [c. 1930]
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first dibs on something

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dibs on something

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If you have first dibs on something or dibs on something, you have claimed the right to have it or use it before anyone else. The main reason my best friend Sue and I wanted to join was so that we could have first dibs on an endless supply of mouthwatering cakes. Ralph's brother now has dibs on the job of horse trainer. Note: This expression comes from an old children's game in which the pieces were called dib stones.
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dibs on something

phr. a claim on something. Dibs on the front seat!
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Q: Is the Deed of Absolute Sale that was executed between Baldy and Dibs Realty void given that the latter is no longer the owner of the property?
Thus, the sale was very much valid when the Deed of Absolute Sale between Dibs Realty and Baldy was executed, even though title to the property had earlier been consolidated in favor of WBC much earlier.
The fact that Dibs Realty was no longer the owner of the property in question at the time of the sale did not affect the validity of the contract.
As already mentioned, Dibs Realty was no longer the owner of the property on that date.
Thus, while there was a valid sale, there was no valid transfer of title to Baldy, since Dibs Realty was no longer the owner at the time of the execution of the Deed of Absolute Sale.
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DIB has won a range of accolades that are testament to these efforts across diversified areas, including retail, corporate and investment banking, as well as CSR and consultancy services.
Alongside its accomplishments as a commercial organisation, DIB has always recognised its wider role in society.
For the 22-port WEDGE device, configuring a DIB for the 24-port ATE system will require time to correctly map DUT pins to available system resources.
Seven 1x4 switches would be required to fan out the ATE receiver ports to cover all of the device transmitter paths on the quadsite DIB.
By now, the DIB layout for the required components to connect the RF has become very difficult: 15 1x4 power splitters, 48 controllable attenuators, 48 terminating switches, seven 1x4 switches, and 23 RF surface-mounted SMA, SMP, or similar connectors together with any additional baluns, attenuators, buffer circuits, and non-RF trace switches.
A solution using DIB components to fan out RF signals has several problems:
The introduction of DIB hardware into any RF system will directly reduce the main instrumentation's accuracy and repeatability.
DIB power splitters cannot be perfectly balanced without the addition of controllable attenuation and a calibration routine that must be run at the start of the test.
Meanwhile, soccer-ball-shaped molecules of carbon-60 are now being called on to help solve the DIB and ultraviolet-absorpotion mysteries.