Definition of first thing in English:

first thing

phrase

  • Early in the morning; before anything else.

    ‘I have to meet Josh first thing tomorrow’
    • ‘They stay the night, go to the bank with the boss first thing in the morning and help themselves.’
    • ‘He gets fed first thing in the morning before I go to work and again when I get home.’
    • ‘I work from home running a small business and need my post first thing in the morning.’
    • ‘They had the chance to do that either on Friday night or first thing in the morning before we were to set out.’
    • ‘I know that the first thing in the morning I'll be wandering into work on my day off to find it.’
    • ‘I needed a drink first thing in the morning and a bag of heroin in the afternoon.’
    • ‘Harry goes for his annual jabs first thing in the morning and I shall need all my wits about me.’
    • ‘Revise when you want to revise, be it first thing in the morning or late at night.’
    • ‘His father had left lists of producers and agents that he would call first thing in the morning.’
    • ‘We have street cleansing teams out from first thing in the morning until late at night.’