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the first string

1. The members of sports team who start the game, as opposed to the substitutes; the starters. I made the first string on the football team as a freshman! No one's ever done that before! Keep practicing, and you'll move up to first string pretty soon.
2. By extension, the members of some group who are trusted with the leading roles in something. The boss has the first string working on this, so it must be important.
See also: first, string
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Rey De Oro is fancied to upset the Godolphin first string in Old Persian with Magic Wand sure to make the frame too.
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The manual continues with illustrated examples of notes on the E or first string, notes on the B or second string, notes on the G or third string, notes on the D or fourth string, notes on the A or fifth string and notes on the lower E or sixth string.
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Then I plugged the first string in and it worked perfectly.
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