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Re: ONE'S NUMBER COMES UP

Posted by ESC on May 23, 2006

In Reply to: ONE'S NUMBER COMES UP posted by Yuri on May 23, 2006

: Dear native speaking experts,

: Could you comment on the expression ONE'S NUMBER COMES UP as in:

: My number finally came up, though. I just accepted a job in New York.

: I've been fairly active in the development of backcountry skiing around the area and unfortunately, my number finally came up," he said.

: How does this phrase correlate with the expression ONE'S NUMBER IS UP:

: I think that the manager's number is up and he will soon be fired from his job.

: Thank you,
: Yuri

My number came up. See http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/12/messages/981.html