a notch on (someone's) bedpost

a notch on (someone's) bedpost

A casual sexual partner, especially a one-night stand, counted as a tally in the overall number of someone's sexual partners. Janet was never interested in a serious boyfriend during college; she was only looking for notches on her bedpost. So is that all I am to you, John? A notch on your bedpost? I must have just been a notch on his bedpost because he never called me again.
See also: bedpost, notch, on
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