there is always a first time
- Also, there’s a first time for everything.
1792 A. HAMILTON Papers (1961-) XII. 504 But there is always ‘a first time’.
1929 W. R. BURNETT Little Caesar III. vii. ‘I ain’t got nothing to spill... Did I ever do any spilling?’ ‘There’s a first time for everything.’
1987 ‘M. HEBDEN’ Pel among Pueblos xvi. ‘He has no record.’ ‘Doesn’t mean a thing. There’s always a first time.’
2001 R. JOHANSEN Beyond Belief iii. 48 ‘You don’t think I can do it?’ ‘I think you can try.’ ‘I’ve never failed yet.’ She shrugged. ‘There’s a first time for everything.’
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