opposite number, one's
One's counterpart, as in He's my opposite number in the California office. This expression is generally used for a person's equivalent in another organization or system (number alluding to their position in a hierarchy). [c. 1900]
Fun With OppositesYou know up is the opposite of down, but do you know the antonyms of ambidextrous and placebo? English isn't always black and white.
Why Veterans Day And The Number 11 Are Tied TogetherNovember 11th is the 315th day of the year (except on leap years). It’s also Veterans Day, a federal holiday honoring all military veterans.
- opposer muscle of thumb,
- opposite field,
- opposite number,
- opposite prompt,
- opposite sex,
- oppositional disorder,
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