arranged, considered, or done in order of application or arrival, as for purposes of service: orders filled on a first-come basis. Unabridged
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Once you have been nominated, spaces are awarded based on a first-come-first-serve process in terms of payment.
More than half the seating is communal, and all first-come-first-serve diners are packed in anchovy-tin-tight.
First-come, first-served, no reservations or permit needed.
The special events are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and sell out early.
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