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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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.
It is horrible," and his mind pictured the fearful atrocity which was known as Number One.
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.
Here, in book Number One, are all my Districts mapped out, with the prevalent public feeling to appeal to in each: Military District, Clerical District, Agricultural District; et cetera, et cetera.
He'll probably want to see Number One instantly, though it may be too late now.
Whenever a person proclaims to you 'In worldly matters I'm a child,' you consider that that person is only a-crying off from being held accountable and that you have got that person's number, and it's Number One.
The porter who took our things thought it would go from number two platform, while another porter, with whom he discussed the question, had heard a rumour that it would go from number one.
More acts from outside the UK than inside have number ones to their name with 352 overseas performers having scaled the top of the UK charts compared to 338 artists from home soil.
When Hello Goodbye made it to number one in 1967, The Beatles became the only act to get four Christmas number ones.
No other female solo artist has had simultaneous number ones more than once.