Put first - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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put (someone or something) first
To make (the wellbeing, success, etc., of) someone or something the primary priority, especially over oneself or someone or something else. When you become a parent, you learn to put your children first every time. We need to put product development first and worry about the marketing later.
put somebody/something ˈfirst treat somebody/something as the most important person or thing: A politician should always put the needs of the country first and not his personal ambitions. ♢ He never put his family first.
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Surely it is logic of the madhouse to argue, as does Mr Bryn Jones that the translation ought to be put first