first of all

first of all
first of all
as the very first thing; before anything else. •

First of all, put your name on this piece of paper.

First of all, we'll try to find a place to live.

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{adv. phr.} Chiefly; primarily; as the first thing. * /After we get to Chicago, we will, first of all, try to find a reliable used car./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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