be the first (person) to (do something)(redirected from be the first to)
be the first (person) to (do something)
To be very likely or eager to do something. You know I'd be the first to help you out; just ask me next time. She'll be the first person to admit that the program has flaws, but she still believes in it very strongly.
See also: first
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(be) the ˈfirst/ˈlast (person) to do somethingbe very willing or likely/unwilling or unlikely to do something: I’d be the first person to admit that I’m not perfect. ♢ Mary is the last person you’d see in a pub — she hates pubs.
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