take care of numero uno

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take care of numero uno

To put one's own needs, concerns, or responsibilities before those of anyone else. In Spanish, "numero uno" literally means "number one," a common euphemism for oneself. The only way you're going to get ahead in this business is if you take care of numero uno. It doesn't make you a selfish person if you look take care of numero uno from time to time. Just don't do it to the exclusion of other people.
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take care of numero uno

verb
See also: care, numero, of, take, uno
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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