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first-past-the-post

adjective   UK
 
uk
/ˌfɜːst.pɑːst.ðəˈpəʊst/
How to pronounce first-past-the-post adjective in British English
 
us
/ˌfɝːst.pæst.ðəˈpoʊst/
How to pronounce first-past-the-post adjective in American English
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