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first things first

used to tell someone that more important things should be done before less important things: First things first, let's have something to eat.
(Definition of first things first from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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first things first

more important things should be done or considered before other things: First things first – was anyone hurt? Note: Used to tell someone what you intend to do first or what you think is most important.
(Definition of first things first from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “first things first”
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要的事情先做…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要的事情先做…
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