give (one) (the right of/to) first refusal

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give (one) (the right of/to) first refusal

To give one the first chance to obtain something. I gave them first refusal on my script, but they weren't interested, so I took it to another studio.
See also: first, give, of, refusal, right
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I always told Frank we would give him first refusal on a deal that we had been offered to see if he could match it or even come close.
Brown, who quit as boss earlier this month after failing to lead Scotland to the World Cup Finals, said: "I have an informal say in who gets the job and I suggested that the President and the Chief Executive meet Alex and give him first refusal.
Brown, who quit as boss earlier this month after failing to lead Scotland to the World Cup finals, said: "I have an informal say in who gets the job, just like Alex, and I suggested the president and the chief executive meet Alex and give him first refusal.
I suggested that the president and chief executive meet Alex and give him first refusal.