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first couple (fɜːst ˈkʌpəl) 

Definitions

noun

  1. the first couple (US, politics) the US president and their spouse

Example Sentences Including 'first couple'

Although he had no interest in art he still scanned the first couple of paragraphs to get the gist of the story.
MacNeill, Alistair Alastair McLean's 'Night Watch'
Frankly, his first couple of deliveries were a bit of a damp squib.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
From the looks of things in the first couple of minutes, it appeared the Mavericks might break the record for three-point attempts.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Ironically, that awareness from the fans explains why Gravesen struggled to win them over in his first couple of years at the club.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2005)
It also isn't too much of a stretch from what I actually went through in my first couple of appearances.
Kiam, Victor Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur
Just how many of the two million are among the closest friends of the current first couple is unclear.
The Australian (2004)
The first couple of days, you'll be restless, and thinking there's nothing to do, there's nobody to gossip about.
Clive Barker GALILEE (2001)
The first couple of times I ordered, they automatically upgraded me to priority shipping-a nice gesture.
Business Today (2000)
The necessity of making such judgments slowed the reactions of our first couple of models to the point of paralysis.
Asimov, Isaac The Complete Stories Volume 2

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