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number-one boy

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number-one boy

noun phrase

  1. The chief; boss, honcho
  2. The chief lieutenant or assistant of a leader or ruler: He's the president's number-one boy (1950s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Among them was his number-one boy, Kwong, who had served him faithfully for several years.


    Ellen Newbold La Motte

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