(first) dibs (on something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dibs on something

a claim on something. I've got dibs on the yellow one! Dibs on the front seat!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

first dibs on something

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dibs on something

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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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

dibs on something

phr. a claim on something. Dibs on the front seat!
See also: dibs, on, something
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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