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English definition of “in the first/second place”

in the first/second place

B2 used to separate and emphasize reasons or opinions: I don't want to go yet - in the first place I'm not ready, and in the second place it's raining.
(Definition of in the first/second place from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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