an admirable Crichton(redirected from Crichtons)
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 Crichtona 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.