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"first things first" in British English

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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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