Meaning of “first things first” in the English Dictionary

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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)

"first things first" in American English

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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)

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