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.
Picture: DAVID REDFERN WE ALL know Liverpool is a big hitter when it comes to music - but did you know our city has had more Christmas number ones than any other UK city?
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.