first off

adverb

Definition of first off

: in the first place : before anything else

First Known Use of first off

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of first off was in 1867

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“First off.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20off. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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