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Definition of double first in English:


A university degree with first-class honours in two subjects or two major examinations: at Oxford he took a double first in Greats
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  • But for the past decade it seems that even the lowliest gossip columnist or weather girl has to have a double first from Oxbridge or a famous father.
  • He grew up in Addingham and joined Rough Guides as a writer after graduating from Cambridge with a double first in English Literature.
  • He is one such: not only did he get a double first at Cambridge - which, admittedly, is an achievement open to all - he is a book reviewer too, which is not.

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