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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.
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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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"Being able to give back to the local community especially in the form of education space is important to me", stated Kevin Crichton. "The university's fundraising efforts greatly depend on alumni and local community to support a variety of initiatives beyond the building project, ranging from research to scholastic endeavors, scholarships, capital enhancements and community outreach.
o a museum to display artifacts from the Hunterian Museum, the Crichton Archives and the Dumfries and Galloway collection.
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Acclaimed author and screenwriter Michael Crichton, who penned such international best sellers as The Andromeda Strain (1969) and Jurassic Park (1990), passed away on November 4, 2008, after a battle with throat cancer.
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Sitting across a work cluttered desk in the corner office of his Ateco Motors headquarters on Parramatta Road, the blinds down on a sunny morning in Sydney, Neville Crichton is a long way from the glamour and success of the Mediterranean sailing scene, which has virtually been his second home for the last few years.
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