One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that people will be dealt with strictly in the order in which they arrive or apply.‘tickets are available on a first come, first served basis’
- ‘The Playgroup re-opens on Monday the 5th of September at 9.30 a.m. and places are available on a first come, first served, basis.’
- ‘Due to the high level of interest in the course, applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.’
- ‘Season ticket holders who wish to sit in this stand must first get a free transfer ticket from the ticket office at least two days before the game and it is strictly first come, first served.’
- ‘All are first come, first served; arrive early on weekends.’
- ‘The open auditions will be run on a first come, first served basis with entrants arriving at the venue by 9.00 am.’
- ‘Seating for the these concerts will be limited and admission is by ticket only on the door at £5.00, first come, first served.’
- ‘It's first come, first served, so please act quickly!’
- ‘And how are the lists ordered: on the basis of first come, first served?’
- ‘Postcards can't be reserved or paid for in advance, they are allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis on the sale days only.’
- ‘Why can't they just leave the tickets with the professionals and let it be a case of first come, first served, the same as any other major event in the country.’
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