the first string

the first string

1. The members of sports team who start the game, as opposed to the substitutes; the starters. I made the first string on the football team as a freshman! No one's ever done that before! Keep practicing, and you'll move up to first string pretty soon.
2. By extension, the members of some group who are trusted with the leading roles in something. The boss has the first string working on this, so it must be important.
See also: first, string
References in classic literature ?
When the fox felt the first string, he started so that he one leg, from pain, but he bore it, and still kept his tail high in the air; at the second sting, he was forced to put it down for a moment; at the third, he could hold out no longer, screamed, and put his tail between his legs.
NYSE: AHS), the nation's leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, today announced the completion of its acquisition of The First String Healthcare, a leading provider of interim staffing and permanent placement of nurse leaders and executives.
The first string of the offshore gas pipeline in Russia's territorial waters will be laid later this year.
The Board members approved the signing of a contract for laying the first string of South Stream's offshore section and a pipe procurement contract for the second string of the gas pipeline offshore section.
Then I plugged the first string in and it worked perfectly.
It was there that Kieswetter first impressed England coach Andy Flower, top-scoring for the Lions against the first string in a Twenty20 win two years ago.
I managed to win Group 1s and Classics on horses who weren't the first string, but this year, when there doesn't seem to be a stable jockey, Aidan seems to be able to use the jockey he thinks will best suit the horse.
There might be a lot of changes with the first string.
There is a midfield vacancy in the first string due to Michael Doyle serving a one match ban and 21-year-old Thornton is seen as a viable option to fill that void at Leicester.
Next Saturday they have three matches to play, the first string play Heath in a senior cup, the seconds travel to Ripon in the Yorkshire Cup and the thirds play Wensleydale.
The first string produced a clean sweep of wins when they defeated Leicestershire 8-2, Worcestershire 7-3 and Dorset 6-4.
Matthew Harper moves up to the first string at free safety, which was manned by J.
Australian Ricketts won the first string match against Mohammed Azlan Islkander 3-1, while Stacey Ross was Cardiff's other winner.
For the sake of convenience, the five strings of the banjo are referred to by number, starting with the first string, which is the one closest to your knees.
Then a larger string was attached to the first string and pulled across.
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