give (one) (the right of/to) first refusal

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give (one) (the right of/to) first refusal

To give one the first chance to obtain something. I gave them first refusal on my script, but they weren't interested, so I took it to another studio.
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And now, if you have quite finished, we will hark back to Kensington and see what the manager of Harding Brothers has to say on the matter.
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