Number One


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Number One

portraying politician Crawford; self-gain as tour de force. [Am. Lit.: Number One]
See: Egotism
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You can't take care of yourself, number one, without taking care of me, number one.
To keep in the easy road, and keep it at a distance, is object number one with you.
The more you value your number one, the more careful you must be of mine; so we come at last to what I told you at first--that a regard for number one holds us all together, and must do so, unless we would all go to pieces in company.
I did not intend to deride the wonderful discoveries which you have made, but it is only natural that we should both realize that Number One is not beautiful.
It is horrible," and his mind pictured the fearful atrocity which was known as Number One.
Why, number one, they meet; number two, like each other's looks; number three, get acquainted; and number four, get married or not, according to how they like each other after getting acquainted.
Number One has had the misfortune to tread in the creosote.
As number one referred him to number two, and as number two referred him to number three, he had occasion to state it three times before they all referred him to number four, to whom he stated it again.
He 's up an' gone, ain't 'e, an' we might as well begin t' look out fer ol' number one.
I was talking to Caroline, 'you won't change my day, you are my daughter, it doesn't matter if you're working in a supermarket or number one in the world, this is the same for me'.
Paul McCartney notched up another Christmas Number One in 1977, this time as lead singer of Wings, with their release, Mull of Kintyre.
The rare accolade of being the champion of both charts comes a week before the reveal of the Christmas number one for 2017 and Sheeran now has a chance of taking the festive top spot, the Official Charts Company said.