come first


: to be more important than something else
He cares about his job, but his family comes first.

Examples of come first in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The safety and well being of my fans, fellow performers and crew has to and will always come first. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 Removal of contaminants from the river’s most polluted stretch, where Boeing Field airport is located, is supposed to come first, after a final bout of planning and contracting, according to the EPA. Lulu Ramadan, ProPublica, 24 Sep. 2023 At the heart of Davis’ play, Odom said, is a very American story about liberation, not only liberation of a people, but also the self-liberation that must come first. Mathew Rodriguez, NBC News, 30 Sep. 2023 Your health and mental well-being should always come first because there will always be a next season. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 15 Aug. 2023 Prioritizing your health and well-being should always come first. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 14 Aug. 2023 Critics said Modi’s refusal to address in public the ethnic conflict in a state ruled by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reinforced perceptions that, in domestic matters, the interests of his party and Hindu nationalist constituency come first. Reuters, NBC News, 11 Aug. 2023 People’s needs come first Meaningful innovation starts with people’s daily needs. Michelle Johnston Holthaus, Fortune, 3 Aug. 2023 Kamala Khan could get another season of Ms. Marvel, but the big-screen adventures of The Marvels will come first. Joshua St. Clair, Men's Health, 31 July 2023 See More

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“Come first.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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