dibs on

idiom

US, informal
used to say one is making a claim (to something)
"I call dibs on the front seat!"

Examples of dibs on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps Maryland simply should have moved faster to claim dibs on the drink. Fritz Hahn, Washington Post, 12 July 2024 Under the selection process, Fox, CBS and NBC each call dibs on 15 must-see Big Ten matchups—naturally, the Buckeyes and Wolverines get snapped up first—and any games that aren’t spoken for within those top 45 picks usually end up on various cable or streaming platforms. Anthony Crupi, Sportico.com, 14 June 2024 Cowboy Carter also has dibs on the biggest week of 2024 to date, marking the largest opening frame since Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) bowed with 1.653 million units in November. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 8 Apr. 2024 Bad news, Junior: Your primos already called dibs on your bunk bed. Suzy Exposito, Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec. 2023 The frequent result, not surprisingly, is a tussle over precious space informed by people's personal views on who has dibs on the armrests or how they should be partitioned. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 31 Oct. 2023 Call dibs on Stacey, who almost exclusively wears the color black. Kia Goosby, Seventeen, 15 June 2023 That’s because customers for one bank in Argentina, Banco Patagonia, get dibs on the first 24,000 Swift tickets and can pay in six installments free of interest, according to ticket sale site AllAccess.com. Patrick Gillespie, Fortune, 2 June 2023 And Allegiant would have dibs on the megastar tours – the Swifts, the Beyonces and Jay-Zs and Springsteens, leaving the occasional Billy Joel or perhaps Bad Bunny for the ballpark. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 1 June 2023

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“Dibs on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dibs%20on. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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