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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in the first place

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 in the first place
      adv 1: before now; "why didn't you tell me in the first place?"
             [syn: earlier, in the beginning, to begin with,
      2: of primary import; "this is primarily a question of
         economics"; "it was in the first place a local matter"
         [syn: primarily] [ant: secondarily]