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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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She would never get anything done, if she suffered admirable Crichtons and universal geniuses.
They are striking men to look at, hard to deceive, prompt to act, lions in energy, Crichtons in varied accomplishments, Indians in fire of eye and gesture, Americans in strong and generous impulse; and they as well represent the honour and wisdom of their country at home, as the distinguished gentleman who is now its Minister at the British Court sustains its highest character abroad.
He chose them by their titles, and the first he read was The Lancashire Witches, and then he read The Admirable Crichton, and then many more.
I should not require an Admirable Crichton for my purpose."
For once," Lady Carey said, with a faint smile, "your 'admirable Crichton' has failed you."
Blakesley, 1839; A Crichton (Jardine's Naturalist's Library), 1843; J.
Stubble and Spooney thought him a sort of Apollo; Dobbin took him to be an Admirable Crichton; and Mrs.
He might be a year older than Tom, but was very little bigger, and he was the Crichton of our village boys.
"This pledge is especially exciting for Rowan as the Crichtons are both alumni."
Cherry Hill, NJ, September 18, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Alumni, Kevin Alexander Crichton along with wife, Lisa Renee Williams Crichton were honored by Rowan University for their vital support and generous pledge which will in part, helped fund the new four-story, 98,300 square-foot academic building dedicated solely to the business school that will enable the university meet the demand and need for students to stay in New Jersey to earn their degrees and establish their careers.
THE success of Crichtons restaurant, on fashionable Allerton Road, has seen it expand into premises next door to create a sophisticated piano bar.
TOUCH OF CLASS: Crichtons Restaurant and bar has plenty to offer for a wide range of clientele
The homebuilder has teamed up with Crichtons restaurant on nearby Allerton Road to give all visitors to Sunbeam Place a free bottle of house wine when they dine at the restaurant.
JURASSIC Park writer Michael Crichton died yesterday after losing his fight with cancer.
The facility is named in memory of Casey Crichton, who died in 1994, at the age of six.