have first dibs

N. Amer. the right to share or choose something.
dibs

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • have first dibs on — have the first right to or choice of they never got first dibs on great prospects …   Useful english dictionary

  • first dibs on something — (first) dibs on (something) to have the right to do or get hold of something. I had first dibs on dessert and took the pie. Usage notes: usually used with the verb get or as an interjection: Dibs on the ice cream! …   New idioms dictionary

  • first dibs on — (first) dibs on (something) to have the right to do or get hold of something. I had first dibs on dessert and took the pie. Usage notes: usually used with the verb get or as an interjection: Dibs on the ice cream! …   New idioms dictionary

  • dibs — [dıbz] n [plural] AmE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from dibstones game played with small stones , from dib to hit lightly (17 19 centuries)] the right to have, use, or do something ▪ Freshmen have first dibs on dormitory rooms …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dibs — plural noun informal 1》 (often in phr. have first dibs) N. Amer. the right to share or choose something. 2》 money. Origin C18 (denoting pebbles used in a children s game): from earlier dib stones, perh. from dib …   English new terms dictionary

  • dibs on something — (first) dibs on (something) to have the right to do or get hold of something. I had first dibs on dessert and took the pie. Usage notes: usually used with the verb get or as an interjection: Dibs on the ice cream! …   New idioms dictionary

  • dibs on — (first) dibs on (something) to have the right to do or get hold of something. I had first dibs on dessert and took the pie. Usage notes: usually used with the verb get or as an interjection: Dibs on the ice cream! …   New idioms dictionary

  • Dibs — This article is about the cultural convention. For the UK children s TV character, see Cosmo and Dibs. For the Arab sweet, see Pekmez. Calling dibs is an informal convention to declare a specific right to something that no individual otherwise… …   Wikipedia

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  • dice with death — take serious risks. → have first dibs …   English new terms dictionary


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