first and foremost

Primarily; most importantly.

"There are many things to be considered before that question can be answered properly," I said, sententiously. "First and foremost, do you love Mr. Edgar?"


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  • first and foremost — {adv. phr.} As the most important thing; first. * /First and foremost they needed food./ * /I want you to remember to pay that bill first and foremost./ * /First and foremost, we must keep America free./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • first and foremost — {adv. phr.} As the most important thing; first. * /First and foremost they needed food./ * /I want you to remember to pay that bill first and foremost./ * /First and foremost, we must keep America free./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • first and foremost — more than anything else. He remains first and foremost a businessman, not a politician. In order to be successful a film has to be, first and foremost, a good story …   New idioms dictionary

  • first and foremost — used for emphasizing the main point or the most important reason for something He was first and foremost an educator who cared about his students. Why not get a job that pays more? First and foremost, because I really like what I m doing …   English dictionary

  • first and foremost —    This expression is used to state what you consider to be more important than anything else.     First and foremost I want to thank our hosts for their wonderful reception …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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