first pick


: the opportunity to choose first
The girls got to choose their partners, and she got (the) first pick.
: the person or thing that is chosen ahead of all others
She was their first pick for the lead role in the play.

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Recent Examples on the Web Having that pick — along with a second first-rounder, No. 20, as well as three second-round picks — carries a bit more intrigue than the cut-and-dried first pick. Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune, 14 May 2024 Smith’s first Bolts team set up the franchise for a huge talent haul by losing enough games to give the rookie GM the first pick overall, at the same time a great QB class was entering the NFL draft. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 May 2024 For a strong and durable road, engineers first pick the best subgrade, or place on top of which to build pavement. Mansour Solaimanian, The Conversation, 10 May 2024 The Houston Texans takes South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick in the NFL draft. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 The first pick of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, Manning had a 15-year NBA career, playing for seven different teams. Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 7 May 2024 The Fever has the first pick in the first round and is expected to take the holder of the NCAA all-time scoring record, being fresh off of her second consecutive appearance in the women’s basketball finals. The Indianapolis Star, 12 Apr. 2024 In Aarhus, the Reuse center attracts a crowd of visitors every morning, with residents lining up to get first pick. Cameron Pugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Apr. 2024 But Clark’s exit from the college game and likely rookie season on the dreadful Indiana Fever — which has the first pick in the WNBA draft — will put those theories to the test later this year. David Goldman, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024

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“First pick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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