put (someone or something) first

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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.
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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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Don't cling on to him if it's making you feel bad about yourself when there are plenty of great grown-up men out there who would put you first.
Because we put you first, this is our first increase for 20 months and only the second in three years.
He should put you first, as long as you're not trying to wreck every relationship he has because you're worried about someone taking him away.