the only (person or thing) for

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Definition of the only (person or thing) for

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

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“The only (person or thing) for.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20only%20(person%20or%20thing)%20for. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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