come before

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "come before":
present tense I/you/we/they come before he/she/it comes before present participle coming before past tense came before past participle come before
1) come before someone/something to be more important than someone or something else

In these situations, your family comes before everything else.

2) come before someone/something to be considered, discussed, or judged by someone in authority

The case comes before the Magistrates again in June.


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