first thing


first thing
1. adverb
Early in the morning.

Ill meet you first thing at the station.

2. noun
The basic idea of how to do something.

I would help you, but I dont know the first thing about gardening.


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  • first thing — ► first thing early in the morning; before anything else. Main Entry: ↑first …   English terms dictionary

  • first thing — adverb : before anything else : right away : immediately I ll get that letter off first thing promised to call first thing in the morning * * * first thing Before doing anything else • • • Main Entry: ↑first * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • first thing — (the) first thing (in the morning) before doing anything else. The first thing tomorrow, you ll have to cancel our reservations. White had a habit of playing his trumpet first thing in the morning, which really irritated his neighbors …   New idioms dictionary

  • first thing — Synonyms and related words: ab initio, ab ovo, aborigine, at first, at the start, before everything, chiefly, first, first and foremost, firstly, from the beginning, in the beginning, initially, mainly, originally, primarily, primo, principally …   Moby Thesaurus

  • first thing — initial matter, first item on the agenda …   English contemporary dictionary

  • first thing — early in the morning; before anything else. → first …   English new terms dictionary

  • first thing —  Early in the day …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • first thing (in the morning) — phrase at the very beginning of the day I rang them first thing this morning. Thesaurus: happening in the morning or daytimesynonym times in the morning or daytimehyponym Main entry: first …   Useful english dictionary

  • first thing in the morning — (the) first thing (in the morning) before doing anything else. The first thing tomorrow, you ll have to cancel our reservations. White had a habit of playing his trumpet first thing in the morning, which really irritated his neighbors …   New idioms dictionary

  • first thing off the bat — {adv. phr.} Immediately; at once. * /He called home from Paris first thing off the bat as he stepped off the plane./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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