a notch on (someone's) bedpost

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a notch on (someone's) bedpost

A casual sexual partner, especially a one-night stand, counted as a tally in the overall number of someone's sexual partners. Janet was never interested in a serious boyfriend during college; she was only looking for notches on her bedpost. So is that all I am to you, John? A notch on your bedpost?
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Unfortunately for him, she's not ready to be a notch on his bedpost.
I felt I'd be a notch on his bedpost and we'd move on.
The cheeky singer told fans he has already bedded TWO Spice Girls - and wants a notch on his bedpost for Victoria.