first of all

Idiom Definition

"first of all"

before doing anything else

Idiom Definition - first of all


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - first of all

A meeting is starting ...

Meeting Leader: OK everyone.  Let's get started.  As you know we are here today to talk about the implementation of our new software.  But, first of all, before we address the details of the implementation, let's make sure that all the stakeholders are here.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - first of all

A teacher is starting class ...

Teacher: Today's topic is the use of idioms in formal situations.  First of all, though, are there any questions from last class?

first of all - Usage:


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first of all - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for first of all.

first of all - Examples:

1)  Well first of all... Hello My name is Cynthia ...

2)  I want to make a few acknowledgements. First of all, I want to thank the Brazil-U.S. Business Council.

3)  To understand these assertions, it is important, first of all, to distinguish between hunger and the more severe problem of malnutrition.

4)  I want to first of all thank you, my readers, for stopping by my pinterest inspiration board.

5)  Let me say a few things about that comparison. First of all, I don't know anyone who is pro-abortion.

6)  The most important thing a buyer can do is, first of all, work with a buyer broker.

7)  If I may, first of all this show isn't produced by the Behavioral Analysis Unit at the Federal Bureau ...

8)  And then the changes started appearing. The benefits of the YES Challenge # First of all, I developed much greater clarity.

9)  I doubt it. First of all, most sushi chefs are not Zen masters. Second, even if ...

10)  First of all, thanks a lot for this question. It is a very interesting.

11)  First of all, you need to understand what kind of damage sunlight can inflict on your eyes.

12)  The purpose of that, first of all, is to attract good candidates.

13)  OK, first of all, you don't have to tell anyone they're readers.

14)  First of all, this is completely FREE. Second...

15)  There are a number of problems in running and developing web sites. First of all, the desired domain name may not be available.

16)  First of all, not all questions are true questions. Sometime people put statements in ...

17)  First of all, this book is fantastic. Follow the recipes because a lot of ...

18)  You are completely mistaken. First of all, if the effect of Hurricane Katrina, the largest such natural disaster ...

19)  This equation as written, however, needs to be modified in several ways. First of all, neither hydrogen nor oxygen is monatomic.

20)  However, this is not a normal history book in any way. First of all, this book has the most beautiful pictures.