first-come-first-served
first-come-first-served first-come-first-served adj. distributed in order to those who request it in person; not subject to reservation for later delivery. Contrasted with {reservable}. [predicate]

Syn: rush. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • first come, first served — phrase used for saying that if you arrive before other people you will be served or dealt with before them The tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis. Thesaurus: to wait in a queuesynonym Main entry: first * * * used to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • First-come, first-served — (sometimes first come, first served or simply FCFS) is a service policy where by the requests of customers or clients are attended to in the order that they arrived, without other biases or preferences. The policy can be employed when processing… …   Wikipedia

  • first-come, first-served — First come, first served. something that you say which means that the people who ask for something first will be the ones who get it, when there is not enough for everyone. Tickets for the show are limited and we operate on a first come, first… …   New idioms dictionary

  • First-Come First-Served — First In – First Out (engl. etwa „Erster rein – Erster raus“), häufig abgekürzt mit FIFO, gleichbedeutend mit First Come First Served bzw. FCFS, bezeichnet jegliche Verfahren der Speicherung, bei denen diejenigen Elemente, die zuerst gespeichert… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • first come, first served — This means there will be no preferential treatment and a service will be provided to those that arrive first …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • First Come First Serve — First In – First Out (engl. etwa „Erster rein – Erster raus“), häufig abgekürzt mit FIFO, gleichbedeutend mit First Come First Served bzw. FCFS, bezeichnet jegliche Verfahren der Speicherung, bei denen diejenigen Elemente, die zuerst gespeichert… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • first come, first served — {truncated sent.}, {informal} If you arrive first, you will be served first; people will be waited on in the order they come; the person who comes first will have his turn first. * /Get in line for your ice cream, boys. First come, first served./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • first come, first served — {truncated sent.}, {informal} If you arrive first, you will be served first; people will be waited on in the order they come; the person who comes first will have his turn first. * /Get in line for your ice cream, boys. First come, first served./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • first\ come,\ first\ served — truncated sent. informal If you arrive first, you will be served first; people will be waited on in the order they come; the person who comes first will have his turn first. Get in line for your ice cream, boys. First come, first served. The rule …   Словарь американских идиом

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