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