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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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References in classic literature ?
As the former of these comes first in order, it is proper it should be the first discussed.
That no doubt is the real reason for the growth of quiet marriages; and the desire for them, I suspect, comes first from the man, for there are few women who at heart do not prefer the old histrionic display.
How little thou knowest about it," answered Don Quixote; "I would have thee to know, Sancho, that it is the glory of knights-errant to go without eating for a month, and even when they do eat, that it should be of what comes first to hand; and this would have been clear to thee hadst thou read as many histories as I have, for, though they are very many, among them all I have found no mention made of knights-errant eating, unless by accident or at some sumptuous banquets prepared for them, and the rest of the time they passed in dalliance.
The expedition by sea is the one which comes first under consideration.
She was so light-hearted that her laugh is what comes first across the years; so high-spirited that she would have wept like Mary of Scots because she could not lie on the bare plains like the men.
After this he lives on, spending his money and labour and time on unnecessary pleasures quite as much as on necessary ones; but if he be fortunate, and is not too much disordered in his wits, when years have elapsed, and the heyday of passion is over-- supposing that he then re-admits into the city some part of the exiled virtues, and does not wholly give himself up to their successors--in that case he balances his pleasures and lives in a sort of equilibrium, putting the government of himself into the hands of the one which comes first and wins the turn; and when he has had enough of that, then into the hands of another; he despises none of them but encourages them all equally.
BRITISH racing will give a public demonstration of the care given to racehorses during and after their careers on the third annual The Horse Comes First national raceday.
Throughout Ramadan, Alfardan Automobiles is giving its customers the opportunity to purchase a new MINI model such as the all-new MINI Convertible or MINI Clubman and MINI Hatch, with special offers that include a five-year MINI Service Inclusive or 60,000km, and a three-year or unlimited mileage warranty, whichever comes first.
Customers looking to purchase the BMW 5 Series, described as a market leader in the premium business car segment with a strong presence for over 40 years, or one of the Kingdom's popular SUVs the BMW X6 or X5, will benefit from a host of offers, including BMW service inclusive package (BSI) for 5 years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first.
Race chiefs insisted it was impossibe to change the route but Froome says rider safety comes first.
It comes first in producing pistachio among the Arab countries while it ranks fourth in producing it on the international level.
It begins the date of initial start-up, first rental, demonstration or 18 months after factory ship date, whichever comes first.
And the young woman who comes first will also be crowned Miss Cardiff.
PETER PAN (0743564529) comes first, providing Barrie's classic story of a boy who refuses to grow up and the day Wendy enters his fantasy world.
Keep the steering wheel turning during normal operations by lubing the intermediate steering shaft with GAA annually or every 3,000 miles, whichever comes first.