first come, first served

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English[edit]

Proverb[edit]

first come, first served

  1. (idiomatic) People will be dealt with in the order they arrive.

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References[edit]

  • Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, ISBN 0-679-44554-4, p. 99.

Adjective[edit]

first come, first served (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of first-come-first-served.

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