One and only

noun phrase

One’s beloved, fiance´e, sweetheart, etc: My one and only, what am I going to do if you turn me down when I’m so crazy over you (1906+)
One’s only love; one’s only sweetheart. For example, He swore she was his one and only, but the detective following him knew better. [ c. 1900 ]


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