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first off

first; the first thing. (Almost the same as first of all.) He ordered soup first off. First off, we'll find a place to live.
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first off

From the start, immediately. For example, He said to wash the car first off, or Why wasn't she told first off? [Colloquial; late 1800s] Also see under first and foremost; first thing.
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first off

as a first point; first of all. informal, chiefly North American
1991 Globe & Mail (Toronto) First off, I wouldn't worry about the ‘fashionability’ of any particular garment. If you'd like to wear something, then wear it.
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first ˈoff/ˈup

(informal) before anything else; to begin with: First off, we will choose the teams, then we can start the game.
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