Learn English – single word for ” the first thing to consider is”

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Is there a single word or idiom for " the first thing to consider is"?

Best Answer

I think priority may fit: (from TFD)

  • Precedence, especially established by order of importance or urgency.
  • A preceding or coming earlier in time.
  • Something afforded or deserving prior attention.

or the expression: 'at the top of the list':

  • If something is at the top of the list, it is of highest priority, most important, most urgent, or the next in one's line of attention.

First off and first of all are other common expressions.