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come before sth/sb

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb (came, come)


to be more ​important than, or to be ​treated as more ​important than, another thing or ​person: My ​children will always come before my ​career.


If a ​legalcase comes before a ​lawcourt or a ​judge, it is ​dealt with by them, and when someone comes before a ​court or ​judge, they are ​present while the ​case is ​dealt with.
(Definition of come before sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “come before sth/sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要, 比…重要, 优先于…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要, 比…重要, 優先於…
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