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an admirable Crichton

One who has success in all endeavors or areas. The phrase refers to 16th-century Scottish nobleman James Crichton, who was known for his charm and intelligence. Of course Stu sold a booming business and then created a new, even more successful one—he's an admirable Crichton.

an admirable Crichton

a person who excels in all kinds of studies and pursuits, or who is noted for supreme competence.
This expression originally referred to James Crichton of Clunie ( 1560–85 ?), a Scottish nobleman renowned for his intellectual and physical prowess. In J. M. Barrie 's play The Admirable Crichton ( 1902 ), the eponymous hero is a butler who takes charge when his master's family is shipwrecked on a desert island.
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HISTORICAL SCENE: Alfred Priest's The Admirable Crichton (1927-30).
The picnic boxes have been prepared by the Admirable Crichton catering company and paid for by the Royal Household.
Then there is Love on the Dole, Blithe Spirit, Tom Brown's Schooldays, The Admirable Crichton and others bringing back many happy memories of comfortable seats in darkened cinemas.
Daily Post, July 11, 1910 THE new Liverpool Repetory Theatre, Williamson-Square, will open its doors this evening with a performance of JM Barrie's comedy "The Admirable Crichton".
Mr Strachan was working in Athens during the Games for high-class catering firm Admirable Crichton.
By the end of the year, however, the Liverpool Repertory Theatre - as the Playhouse was then known - opened u p for business with J M Barrie's The Admirable Crichton.
Android Kryten's name and personality were based on Kenneth More's eponymous butler in the movie The Admirable Crichton.
It was the Admirable Crichton by JM Barrie, and the cast included Norman Trevor, Arthur Chesney and Estelle Winwood.
Scots born Mr Strachan was employed by high class catering firm Admirable Crichton and worked in the kitchens.
At the same sale, proofs of J M Barrie's plays, including Peter Pan and The Admirable Crichton, with his own handwritten alterations and corrections, are expected to fetch up to pounds 15,000.
A figure known in London's grunge fashion scene, she worked as a pounds 5-an-hour waitress with society catering company The Admirable Crichton.
Michael described last weekend's bash for girlfriend Georgina Hristova thus: "We all started off at the cinema, with Dom Perignon 1985 and canapes by Johnny Roxburgh from The Admirable Crichton, then we went up for dinner."