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"number one" in British English

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number onenoun [C]

 us   /ˈnʌm·bər ˈwʌn/
the ​best or ​highestrankingperson or thing: She’s still number one in ​tennis.
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"number one" in Business English

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number onenoun [U]

uk   us  
informal the ​person or thing that is the best or has the most important ​position in an ​organization, ​group, ​market, etc.: They ​ran an ​aggressiveadvertisingcampaign as ​part of their ​plan to become ​number one in the UK ​market. Sustainable ​success is our number one ​priority.
(Definition of number one from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“number one” in British English

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