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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 ?
Having once made up his mind that he was happy in his love, that he sacrificed his ambition to it--having anyway taken up this position, Vronsky was incapable of feeling either envious of Serpuhovskoy or hurt with him for not coming first to him when he came to the regiment.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (ANI): The winners in Elite category (Men's) for Delhi Half Marathon, on Sunday, saw Ethopia's Birhanu Legese and Andahmlak Belihu coming first and second respectively.
New Delhi [India], Nov 19 ( ANI ): The winners in Elite category (Men's) for Delhi Half Marathon, on Sunday, saw Ethopia's Birhanu Legese and Andahmlak Belihu coming first and second respectively.
The team started its journey by coming first runner of the first series, which was held in Muscat last February.
The total pass rate for the pre-medical group was 53 per cent with Junaid Ahmed coming first in the boys section, Adil Mohammed Rafiq and Saad Aslam coming joint second and Mohammed Rashid coming third.
Well done to George for coming first out of all the boys and also well done to Brandon who came second.
I got a medal for coming first overall and also a trophy for coming first in the run.