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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 .First and firstly
(Definition of in the first/second place from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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