first among equals

first among equals

the person or thing having the highest status in a group

This expression is a translation of the Latin phrase primus inter pares, which is also used in English.


other things being equal = other all things being equal

provided that other factors or circumstances remain the same

1996 - E. D. Hirsch Jr. - Schools We Need – Other things being equal, students from good-home schools will always have an educational advantage over students from less-good-home schools.

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