first of all

adverb
before anything else (Freq. 5)
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first we must consider the garter snake

Syn: ↑first, ↑firstly, ↑foremost, ↑first off

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before doing anything else; at the beginning

first of all, let me ask you something

most importantly

German unity depends first of all on the German people

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ˌfirst of ˈall idiom
1. before doing anything else; at the beginning

First of all, let me ask you something.

2. as the most important thing

The content of any article needs, first of all, to be relevant to the reader.

Main entry:firstidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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