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put (someone or something) first

To put the priorities of someone or something before those of oneself or someone or something else. When you become a parent, you learn to put your children first every time. We need to put the QA testing first and worry about the marketing angle later.
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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.
With our aggressive business marketing plan, we plan to put First Pet Life in the public's face in a big and positive way.
The Padres put first baseman Phil Nevin on the DL Sunday, joining second baseman Mark Loretta, catcher Ramon Hernandez and starting pitcher Adam Eaton; Roberts isn't on the DL but his left knee isn't 100 percent.
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Irwin likes to put first things first and worry about those putts in their time.
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