the only (person or thing) for

idiom

used to emphasize that a particular person or thing should be the one chosen
This is the only book for serious collectors.
She's the only person for the job.

Examples of the only (person or thing) for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the meantime, despite the crime and the ongoing aftershocks of the pandemic on the streets around Cap One Arena, the only thing for certain is that the Capitals and Wizards still have games to play, which means that fans still have stomachs to fill. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2023 So, that’s the only thing for me right now over the last six games: Find the barrel. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 27 Sep. 2021 Supplies aren't the only thing for residents to worry about. Jessi Mitchell, CBS News, 5 Sep. 2021 The Polestar 2 prototype wasn't the only thing for show at Goodwood this year. Annie White, Car and Driver, 9 July 2021 Patty isn’t the only person for whom Eileen advocates. Andrea Cavallier, NBC News, 17 Oct. 2020 The dinosaur wasn’t the only thing for sale that day. National Geographic, 30 June 2020 That might mean getting community leaders to talk to their constituents and get people to understand that self-isolating isn’t just for the only for the good of themselves, but for the community. Megan Schmidt, Discover Magazine, 13 Mar. 2020

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“The only (person or thing) for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20only%20%28person%20or%20thing%29%20for. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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