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first things first

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfirst things firstfirst things firstFIRSTused to say that something should be done or dealt with first because it is the most important first
Examples from the Corpus
first things firstOkay people, first things first: does everybody have their safety helmets?Anyway, not to worry, first things first.He declared that, in this situation, it was a case of first things first.
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