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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However, a third of those questioned admitted they were only estimating the number of notches on their bedposts, the Telegraph reported.