Reorganizing the sales force will be a top priority for the new president.
Getting the work done on time is a priority for me.
She decided to go to the party instead of studying? Where are her priorities?
I know you want to buy a new stereo, but right now, saving for college has to take priority.
Recent Examples on the WebHis top priority: Make sure the number of Republicans unwilling to continue funding the war effort doesn’t get any bigger.—Erin B. Logan, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 Durability For anything that’s going to be used outdoors, durability is a priority to withstand the elements for long-term use.—L.a. Hubilla, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 In what could be considered a sign of where Freeform ranks within Disney’s internal priorities, the network now no longer has one executive whose job is to focus entirely on the network.—Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Sep. 2023 Critics of further aid maintain that the war is not central to America’s national interest and the money would be better spent at home on border security or other priorities.—Peter Baker, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2023 Right now, the nonprofit’s main priority is preserving the historic façade of the building.—Margaret Kates | Mkates@al.com, al, 19 Sep. 2023 That’s largely seen as an attempt by OPEC members to look out for their own domestic priorities, given how heavily oil revenues backstop public budgets in those countries.—Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 19 Sep. 2023 In its plan, the WHO makes the point that battling hypertension ought to be a priority for nations not just out of compassion, but to save money as well.—WIRED, 19 Sep. 2023 The fifth district is said to be a top priority for Democrats and represents a critical opportunity for the party to flip the U.S. House blue and regain control.—Melissa Noel, Essence, 19 Sep. 2023 See More
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