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first among equals

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a member of a group who is officially on the same level as the other members but who in fact has slightly more responsibility or power: The prime minister is first among equals in the cabinet.
(Definition of first among equals from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “first among equals”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一把手(同级别中地位最高者)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 第一人(同級別中地位最高者)…
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