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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.
See also: come, first
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In common parlance men speak of those whom they honour and love as 'coming first' with them.
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], Oct 21 (ANI): The winners in Elite category (Men's) for Delhi Half Marathon, on Sunday, saw Ethopia's Andamlak Belihu, Amdework Walelegn coming first and second respectively.
"After a long few months of non-stop cricket and, with a baby on the way, I need some time off." Australian coach Darren Lehmann said family coming first was an important part of his team philosophy and he had approved of Warner's decision.
The team started its journey by coming first runner of the first series, which was held in Muscat last February.
The 34-year-old could make it by coming first or second in the Hassan Trophy at the Royal Palace course in Agadir, although a runner-up finish might see him thwarted by others competing at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
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." The girls in Year 4 did well too with Danielle and Amy coming first and second.
"I got a medal for coming first overall and also a trophy for coming first in the run.
TWO young North Wales engineers have won a dream trip to the USA after coming first in a UK-wide competition.
Central authentication for multiple applications is coming first to major research institutions and only very slowly to other IHEs.
Coming first in the exhibition, it made everything that followed seem eerily still--a parade of mute chariots, panpipes, plants, burial mounds, abstract figures, diverse monuments, geometrical theorems.
IRC section 1368 provides a favorable set of distribution tiers, treating withdrawals from S corporations as coming first from the nontaxable accumulated adjustments account and previously taxed income before reaching the harmful "earnings and profits" dividend tier.
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.