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first and last

Definition of first and last in English:

Fundamentally; on the whole: museums are first and last about curatorship
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  • Feminism's a socialist movement, first and last.
  • I am, first and last and always, concerned about the welfare of people, all kinds of people.
  • There is little point in wallowing in the brilliance of Bacon if you don't recognise him as a moralist first and last.
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