Значение идиомы in the first place

[in the first place] {adv. phr.} 1. Before now; in the beginning;first.

You already ate breakfast! Why didn’t you tell me that inthe first place instead of saying you didn’t want to eat?

Carlpatched his old football but it soon leaked again. He should havebought a new one in the first place.

2. See: IN THE PLACE.


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