one and only


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one and only

1. adjective A phrase used when introducing someone to emphasize that they are famous and uniquely talented. It gives me great pleasure to welcome the one and only Sean Connery!
2. noun One's only true love. Of course I'll stay true to you while I'm gone—you're my one and only!
See also: and, one

one and only

the famous and talented (person). (Used in theatrical introductions. See also my one and only.) And now—the one and only—Jane Smith! Let's have a big hand for the one and only Bob Jones!
See also: and, one

one and only

One's only love; one's only sweetheart. For example, He swore she was his one and only, but the detective following him knew better. [c. 1900]
See also: and, one

the ˌone and ˈonly

used to emphasize that somebody is famous or that something is the only one of its kind: That was the one and only James Brown, with ‘Try me’.My trip to France is the one and only time I’ve been out of the country.
See also: and, one