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English definition of “take first/second place”

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take first/second place

to be the most important thing/a less important thing: Work takes second place.
Translations of “take first/second place”
in Chinese (Traditional) 第一/第二(重要的事)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 第一/第二(重要的事)…
(Definition of take first/second place from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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