number one son
Origin: In the Charlie Chan movies of the 1920s-1950s, Charlie, a Chinese-American, refers to his son as "number one son." In some scenes, this is a term of pride: "Number One Son has studied well." In others, it is tinged with irony, nevertheless reflecting parental love in a not-too-bright moment: Upon his son stating the obvious, Chan comments: "Number One Son is very observant."
Usage: Number One Son has made his first film.
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