||strong market, seller's market
||A firm market in the automotive industry is good
for the American economy.
|first and foremost
||first and most important, firstly
||The speaker began by saying, "First and foremost... ."
||high quality, excellent
||Pam's meals are first class. She's an excellent cook.
|first come, first served
||whoever comes first gets served first
||If tickets are selling on a first-come basis, let's buy ours now.
|first crack at
||first turn, first chance to do it
||I want first crack at solving the problem. I want to try first.
||first person to use it, first chance to use it
||When we get to the motel, I get first dibs on the shower.
|first down/first and ten
||first try to gain ten yards (in football)
||The Lions have a first down on their own 35-yard line.
||being there to see or hear it, in person
||I want to see the Pantheon first hand. I want to see its dome.
||(See at first light)
||first on the list, the first thing to do
||First off, we should define the problem. Then we can solve it.