in the first place
1. From the outset; in or at the very beginning. You should have said you were feeling ill in the first place! I wouldn”t have given you such a hard time if I”d known. I never would have bought this car in the first place if I”d known there weren”t airbags. 2. As the first of a given set of points (e.g., in an argument). Why am I quitting? Well, in the first place, I haven”t been paid for overtime in nearly a year, and I just don”t feel valued as an employee in general. See also: first, place
in the first place and in the first instance
initially; to begin with. In the first place, you don”t have enough money to buy one. In the second place, you don”t need one. In the first instance, I don”t have the time. In the second place, I”m not interested. See also: and, first, instance, place
in the first place
1. From the beginning, at the outset, before anything else. For example, Why didn”t you tell me in the first place that you”ve decided to leave? or He could have bought a new one in the first place.
2. As the first of several items in order of importance. This phrase is usually accompanied by in the second place, third place, and so on, as in I”m not joining the health club because, in the first place, I don”t like their hours, and in the second place, I can”t afford the dues .
in the ˈfirst place
1 used at the beginning of a sentence to introduce the different points you are making in an argument: In the first place it’s not your car, and in the second you’re not old enough to drive it. Is that clear?
2 used at the end of a sentence to talk about why something was done or whether it should have been done or not: I should never have taken that job in the first place. See also: first, placeSee also:from the outsetoutsetat the outsetat/from the outsetto start withto begin withbe taken illtake illfall illout of the chute
in the — place|first place|in the first place|in
adv. phr. As the (first or second or third, etc.) thing in order or importance; first, second, or third, etc.
Used with “first”, “second”, “third”, and other ordinal numbers. No, you cannot go swimming. In the first place, the water is too cold; and, in the second place, there is not time enough before dinner. Stealing is wrong, in the first place, because it hurts others, and, in the second place, because it hurts you.
Compare: FOR ONE THING.
in the first place
firstly, to begin with Of course I can
in the first place|first place|place
adv. phr. 1. Before now; in the beginning; first. You already ate breakfast! Why didn”t you tell me that in the first place instead of saying you didn”t want to eat? Carl patched his old football but it soon leaked again. He should have bought a new one in the first place. 2. See: IN THE PLACE.
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in the event of in the event of (something) in the event of something in the event that in the extreme in the eye of in the eye of (something) in the eye of the storm in the eye of the wind in the eyes of in the eyes of (someone) in the eyes of somebody/something in the eyes of the law in the face in the face of in the face of (something) in the face of something in the family in the family way in the fast lane in the final analysis in the firing line in the first flush in the first flush of (something) in the first instance in the first place in the first place and in the first instance in the first/top flight in the flesh in the flush of in the flush of (something) in the forefront in the forefront of (something) in the foreseeable future in the form of (someone or something) in the frame in the front line in the front line(s) (of something) in the full flush of (something) in the fullness of time in the future in the game in the gift of in the gift of (someone) in the good graces of in the good graces of (someone) in the great scheme of things in the grip of something in the grip of the grape in the grip(s) of (something) in the groove in the chips in the clear in the clouds in the cold light of day in the dark in the doghouse in the driver”s seat in the face of in the first place in the groove in the hole in the know in the lap of luxury in the lap of the gods in the least in the line of duty in the long run
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thành ngữ second place is the first place loser in the first place là gì first place là gì
– Từ đồng nghĩa, cách dùng từ tương tự Thành ngữ, tục ngữ in the first place
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