firstest with the mostest

get there (the) firstest with the mostest

To arrive at some place or do something first and with the most amount of some advantageous quality, resource, or commodity. The phrase is (wrongly) attributed to the Confederate Civil War general Nathan Bedford Forrest when asked about his strategy for successful military maneuvers. When it comes to maintaining its lead in the market, the tech company's philosophy has always been to get there firstest with the mostest. There is a huge number of complex, high-minded theories about how to win a war, but more often than not is simply boils down to getting there the firstest with the mostest.
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the firstest with the mostest

humorous The first (to do something or in some hierarchy or order) with the most to offer; the first and best. Every applicant wants to be the firstest with the mostest, but some of these resumes are padded with the most ridiculous things.
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firstest with the mostest

the earliest and in the largest numbers; the earliest with more of what's needed. Pete got the prize for being the firstest with the mostest. I always like to be there early—the firstest with the mostest.
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Corum is to be commended for trying, like Buford, to be the firstest with the mostest, even if he chose the wrong ground on which to make his stand.
It would depend entirely on who--the Southern fire-eaters or the Southern Unionists--got there (to invoke one well-known Confederate) firstest with the mostest. And so a cast of thousands processes across Freehling's stage, some of them Southerners whose lukewarmness over slavery posed the disunionists' worst nightmare (e.g., John Fee), some of them Southerners who confected visions of pro-slavery societies that were bound to stick in other white Southerners' craws (e.g., James Henry Hammond), and at the end, some of them canny and clever politicians who manipulated accidental occurrences (the arrival of a train of Georgia disunionists in Charleston on November 9, 1860) so as to "render secession a necessity."
The Internet needs a blueprint and this is the age of arriving "the firstest with the mostest." Get there first with the right information.
(AT&T is switching its networks from circuit to packet transmission, such as Internet protocol, enabling the convergence of communication services.) It's not clear which will have the best cost advantage in the end, but Armstrong is adopting Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest's strategy of whoever gets there "firstest with the mostest" wins.
The force structures and strategic paradigms Senator Hart advocates would not allow the United States to get there "the firstest with the mostest." It simply does not make good strategic or operational sense to get there "with a little now, a little more later, and a lot later on."
We have to be the firstest with the mostest in all of technology fields.
Nathan Bedford Forrest described the key to warfare as "getting there the firstest with the mostest." Achieving Forrest's method requires a movement control element with the authority to ensure that combat units and sustainment units are integrated on a finite number of routes.
General Nathan Bedford Forrest was famously quoted as saying "Get there the firstest with the mostest," and that's pretty good advice.