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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The owner has agreed to give us first refusal on buying the site but we still have to agree a price, raise the money, draw up detailed plans and get planning permission.
Mr Prew, a former city council worker, said: "The owner of the site has agreed to give us first refusal on buying it so we are currently having it valued.