have priority

idiom

: to require being dealt with or done first : to be more important (than something else)
The house needs lots of work but getting my debts paid has priority.
often + over
Health concerns should have priority over comfort.

Examples of have priority in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The agreements mean the companies will have priority for future contracts. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 29 Mar. 2024 Under California law, creditors holding a judgment lien like the plaintiffs in the wrongful death case are deemed to have secured debt and have priority over creditors with unsecured debt. CBS News, 12 Apr. 2024 River Cats season ticket holders will have priority purchase access. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 4 Apr. 2024 River Cats members will have priority ticket access. Angela Rodriguez, Sacramento Bee, 4 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for have priority 

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“Have priority.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20priority. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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