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first among equals

More important or renowned than one's peers. Riley is the best choice for that difficult project—she's first among equals.
See also: among, equal, first

first among equals

the person or thing having the highest status in a group.
This expression is a translation of the Latin phrase primus inter pares , which is also used in English.
See also: among, equal, first

ˌfirst among ˈequals

the person or thing with the highest status in a group: Our history classes were usually open discussion-groups between us and our teacher, with the teacher as first among equals.
See also: among, equal, first
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