on a first-come, first-served basis

Definition of on a first-come, first-served basis

  1. :  in the order of arrival of people or requests People are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis

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basisplay
  1. :  the bottom of something considered as its foundation

    :  the principal component of something

    :  something on which something else is established or based


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