come first

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come first

To be the top priority in a particular situation. If you're sick, then you should definitely stay home and rest—your health comes first. Our customers' needs always come first.
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come ˈfirst

be treated as the most important person or thing in somebody’s life: His work always came first with Joe, which upset his wife a lot.
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The Wave Muscat team came first at three successive rounds in China, Turkey and Portugal.
Nida Tousif came first in the girls pre-medical group, Rida Saleem came second and Samar Ifitkaar Ahmed was third.
Mohammed Tazeem Naz came first in the boys group, Andeel Ahsan Khizar came second and Omer Nusrat came third.
But by the time a person has full-blown depression, it doesn't matter what came first," Mason said.