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to begin with

first: We had an ​awfultime! To begin with, Cameron got ​sick on the first ​day.
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to begin with

B1 at the ​start of a ​process, ​event, or ​situation: There were six of us to begin with, then two ​peopleleft. B2 used to give the first ​importantreason for something: The ​hotel was ​awful! To begin with, ​ourroom was ​far too ​small.
(Definition of to begin with from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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