be first past the post

be first past the post
(to win.) essere primo al traguardo

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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  • first-past-the-post — firstˈ pastˈ the postˈ adjective Denoting or relating to a system of voting in which each voter casts only one non transferable vote, the candidate receiving the most votes being declared the winner • • • Main Entry: ↑first * * * first past the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • first past the post — Having reached the winning post first, having won the race (see also ↑first past the post under ↑first) • • • Main Entry: ↑post * * * first past the post british phrase a system in which someone wins an election if they receive the most votes,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • first-past-the-post — adj [only before noun] BrE a first past the post system of electing a politician, a government etc is one in which the person or party who gets the most votes wins ▪ Britain s first past the post electoral system first past the post voting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first past the post — ► first past the post 1) winning a race by being the first to reach the finishing line. 2) Brit. (of an electoral system) in which a candidate or party is selected by achievement of a simple majority. Main Entry: ↑first …   English terms dictionary

  • First-past-the-post voting — Part of the Politics series Electoral methods Single winner …   Wikipedia

  • first-past-the-post — in a first past the post system of voting, a person is elected if they get the most votes in a particular area, even if their political party did not get most votes in the whole country. Many people think the British first past the post system is …   New idioms dictionary

  • First-past-the-post — Im deutschen Sprachgebrauch wird der Begriff Mehrheitswahl in zweifachem Sinne verwendet. Er bezeichnet: ein Auswahlverfahren zur Auswahl einer bestimmten Alternative aus einer vorgegebenen Menge durch eine Gruppe von Wählern; ein Verfahren zur… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • First past the post — Im deutschen Sprachgebrauch wird der Begriff Mehrheitswahl in zweifachem Sinne verwendet. Er bezeichnet: ein Auswahlverfahren zur Auswahl einer bestimmten Alternative aus einer vorgegebenen Menge durch eine Gruppe von Wählern; ein Verfahren zur… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • first-past-the-post — ADJ: ADJ n A first past the post system for choosing members of parliament or other representatives is one in which the candidate who gets most votes wins. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • first-past-the-post — UK / US adjective [only before noun] British a first past the post system is one in which only the person or political party that gets the most votes is elected …   English dictionary

  • first past the post — winning a race by being the first to reach the finishing line. ↘Brit. denoting an electoral system in which a candidate or party is selected by achievement of a simple majority. → first …   English new terms dictionary

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