Meaning of “put sb/sth first” in the English Dictionary

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"put sb/sth first" in British English

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put sb/sth first

C2 to treat someone or something as being more important than anyone or anything else:

She all too often puts others first and never stops to think of herself.

(Definition of “put sb/sth first” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)