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(first) dibs (on something)

slang The rights to something, or the rights to have first choice of something. "Dibs" are usually claimed verbally. I call dibs on the front seat! Hey, I had dibs on being first in line!
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have dibs on (something)

To have the rights to something, or the rights to have first choice of something. "Dibs" are usually claimed verbally. Hey, I had dibs on being first in line!
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put dibs on (something)

slang To claim the right to do or choose something first before others. A possessive pronoun can be used between "put" and "dibs." I put dibs on sitting in the front seat of the car! Sally put her dibs on this one, so you'll have to pick a different one.
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dibs on something

a claim on something. I've got dibs on the yellow one! Dibs on the front seat!
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have dibs on something

to reserve something for oneself; to claim something for oneself. (Often said by children.) I have dibs on the last piece of cake. John has dibs on the last piece again. It isn't fair.
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put one's dibs on something

to lay a claim to something; to announce one's claim to something. She put her dibs on the last piece of cake. I put my dibs on the seat by the window.
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have dibs on

Have a first claim on something, as in If you don't want it, I have dibs on the next available apartment. This term was originally schoolyard slang. [c. 1930]
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first dibs on something

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dibs on something

INFORMAL
If you have first dibs on something or dibs on something, you have claimed the right to have it or use it before anyone else. The main reason my best friend Sue and I wanted to join was so that we could have first dibs on an endless supply of mouthwatering cakes. Ralph's brother now has dibs on the job of horse trainer. Note: This expression comes from an old children's game in which the pieces were called dib stones.
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dibs on something

phr. a claim on something. Dibs on the front seat!
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Q: Is the Deed of Absolute Sale that was executed between Baldy and Dibs Realty void given that the latter is no longer the owner of the property?
Thus, the sale was very much valid when the Deed of Absolute Sale between Dibs Realty and Baldy was executed, even though title to the property had earlier been consolidated in favor of WBC much earlier.
The fact that Dibs Realty was no longer the owner of the property in question at the time of the sale did not affect the validity of the contract.
As already mentioned, Dibs Realty was no longer the owner of the property on that date.
Thus, while there was a valid sale, there was no valid transfer of title to Baldy, since Dibs Realty was no longer the owner at the time of the execution of the Deed of Absolute Sale.
Alongside its accomplishments as a commercial organisation, DIB has always recognised its wider role in society.
Seven 1x4 switches would be required to fan out the ATE receiver ports to cover all of the device transmitter paths on the quadsite DIB.
By now, the DIB layout for the required components to connect the RF has become very difficult: 15 1x4 power splitters, 48 controllable attenuators, 48 terminating switches, seven 1x4 switches, and 23 RF surface-mounted SMA, SMP, or similar connectors together with any additional baluns, attenuators, buffer circuits, and non-RF trace switches.
A solution using DIB components to fan out RF signals has several problems:
* The introduction of DIB hardware into any RF system will directly reduce the main instrumentation's accuracy and repeatability.
In the April 1st Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Adrian Webster (Royal Observatory, Edinburgh) proposes that both the DIB and ultraviolet phenomena are caused by fulleranes, molecules created when one to 60 hydrogen atoms chemically combine with bucky balls.
Kenyan press reported last week that DIB's entry into Kenya will shake up the Islamic banking business in the country.
The CBK said in a statement on last Friday that DIB intends to exclusively offer Sharia compliant banking services in Kenya.
In March this year DIB launched Panin Dubai Syariah Bank in Indonesia, following its acquisition of 40 per cent shares in PT Bank Panin Syariah Tbk.
DIB reported a group net profit of Dh1.04 billion for the first quarter ended March, up 4 per cent compared to Dh1 billion for the same period in 2016.