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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.
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first refusal

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, refusal

(give somebody, have, etc.) (the) first reˈfusal

the opportunity to buy something before it is offered for sale to others: She promised to give me first refusal if she ever decides to sell the flat.
See also: first, refusal
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The two were followed by Lakki Marwat (637 cases) in K-P and South Waziristan agency (142 cases) in Fata with both the areas recording the second highest figure for refusal cases.
It's not yet clear how the high court's decision could impact LGBT rights in Texas, especially because the legal basis for religious refusal is entirely different in the two states.
The refusal rate of 35% is still too high and points to a continued overbearing risk aversion by the main banks.
Each Taluka Refusal Management Committee has been comprised of the representatives of Health, WHO, District Administration, Police and has been empowered to arrest the parents or guardians with legal action if they refuse the vaccination teams to vaccinate their children against polio, it said.
Vaccine refusal in l%-4% of parents was reported by 63% of respondents, with 15% reporting a refusal rate of 5%-9%, and 5% reporting refusal by 10% or more.
This is the prime responsibility of health department officials to ensure coverage of all refusal cases and missed children", said the deputy commissioner.
The percentage of pediatricians reporting vaccination refusals increased from 74.
The "No Refusal Weekend" - or in this case, "No Refusal Fourth of July" - is designed to address that issue, Eugene police spokesman John Hankemeier said.
Against this backdrop, the study of rating speech acts such as refusal is salient on two grounds.
They said that Noam Gur and Alon Gurman will arrive on Monday to the Israeli enlistment office in Tel Hashomer military base, where they will declare their refusal to serve in the Israeli Army and will be imprisoned time and time again for this refusal.
Summary: There will be no disciplinary action over the scenes at Old Trafford following Luis Suarez's refusal to shake Patrice Evra's hand.
HIV testing studies in the emergency department (ED) have found rates of testing refusal of 40% to 67%, according to a study published in AIDS and Behavior on May 20.
Real women's stories about being denied healthcare show how conscientious objections, or refusal clauses, affect people's lives.
In many low-income countries, maternal refusal of caesarean delivery, even in the case of absolute necessity, is a concern.