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What's he mean by "first in line?"

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Rebecca

This expression means exactly what it sounds like! Imagine a group of people waiting in line for something, there will definitely be one person at the front who will be first. This expression can be used both metaphorically and literally. Ex: She's first in line to buy the new iPhone. Ex: He's first in line for a promotion. He's been working hard all year.

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