first tier


first tier
first tier UK US noun [S]
the first or highest level of something: »

The Senate plan required that the commission fund the first tier and allowed it to fund the second tier only if enough money was available.

first-tier adjective [only before noun]
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When we talk about the field, we talk about certain tiers of candidates: first-tier candidate, second-tier candidates, and underdogs.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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