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first among equals

(slightly formal)
the best or most important of a similar group The solo violin was first among equals in the midst of all the stringed instruments. Because she is the chairman of the committee, she is, of course, first among equals.
See also: among, equal, first
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For lawyers and others with more Court-watching experience, First Among Equals, if nothing else, is a very.
The federal structure reflects a careful allocation of power among the emirates, with Abu Dhabi being the first among equals in view of its vast wealth.
Its mission is evolving, away from what Kaplan pretentiously calls "the Homeric age of the Civil War, World War II, and the Cold War" and toward "the role of first among equals in a lean and mobile global strike force, in which blood-and-soil traditions have all but vanished.
The ruling structure reflects a careful allocation of power among the emirates, with Abu Dhabi being the first among equals in view of its vast wealth.
Russia wants to be the first among equals, he added, and its need to be the center of the commonwealth makes it heir to the role of the former U.
If there is a managing partner, a first among equals, the limits of his or her authority must be determined and a decision made about how he or she will be compensated.
THE JAPAN THAT CAN SAY NO -- Why Japan Will Be The First Among Equals by Shintaro Ishihara (Simon and Schuster) is a slim volume with a remarkably explosive history, and content to match.
Rai has reportedly even targeted Manmohan Singh in his book, saying, " See the prime minister is the first among equals.
Jumeirah Group, the luxury global hotel company and member of Dubai Holding, has launched an exclusive package for business travellers, specially developed for those who wish to be first among equals.
They were scrupulously attentive to each others' lines; vital in a work which casts them not as virtuosi but first among equals, weaving in and out of the orchestral texture.
Regis and Cunningham's ex-Leyton Orient teammate Bobby Fisher watched First Among Equals - The Laurie Cunningham Story a week before it was transmitted.
Bhopal, July 20 ( ANI ): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday played down reports over Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar being upset for not being given the number two slot in the UPA Government, saying all are equal in the Cabinet in a parliamentary democracy and the Prime Minister is first among equals.
Career: Made his television debut in the mid-1970s, and went on to appear in programmes including First Among Equals and A Pocket Full Of Rye.
He is first among equals rather than first among wannabes, and if it's tough at the top it's always tougher at the bottom.
Quite why Ed chose to give David the Jeffrey Archer book, First Among Equals, I'll never know.
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