first off
adverb Date: 1880 in the first place ; before anything else

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • first off — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Before anything else; first. * /First off, I want you to mow the lawn./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • first off — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Before anything else; first. * /First off, I want you to mow the lawn./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • first off — first on the list, the first thing to do    First off, we should define the problem. Then we can solve it …   English idioms

  • first off — ► first off informal, chiefly N. Amer. as a first point. Main Entry: ↑first …   English terms dictionary

  • first off — adverb before anything else (Freq. 1) first we must consider the garter snake • Syn: ↑first, ↑firstly, ↑foremost, ↑first of all * * * adverb Etymology: first …   Useful english dictionary

  • first\ off — adv. phr. informal Before anything else; first. First off, I want you to mow the lawn …   Словарь американских идиом

  • first off — spoken used for introducing the first of a series of things that you are going to say First off, I want to tell you how much I like your work …   English dictionary

  • first off — informal as a first point; firstly. → first …   English new terms dictionary

  • first off — idi inf at the outset; immediately …   From formal English to slang

  • be first off the mark — be first/quickest off the mark be quick off the mark to be quick to act or to react to an event or situation. Do you know which company was first off the mark to sell computers for home use? …   New idioms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”