opposite numbers


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opposite numbers

Officers (including foreign) having corresponding duty assignments within their respective Military Services or establishments.
References in classic literature ?
So I said: "Why on earth didn't you see your Opposite Number in Town instead of bringing your office work here?"
His Opposite Number worked at it like a mule--a bewildered mule, beaten from behind, coaxed from in front, and propped on either soft side by Lord Lundie of the compressed mouth and the searing tongue.
Warwickshire thirds, the scratch pairing of Cameron Malik and 19-year-old Oliver Nolan from Sutton Coldfield, played a fine strategic match to defeat their opposite numbers from a set down.
"Toby and I might be opposite numbers in this match, but the flow of the game means you don't get to target another player.
"Toby and I might be opposite numbers on Saturday, but the flow of the game means you don't get to target another player.
The tactical battle between Mourinho and opposite numbers Manuel Pellegrini and Wenger will be fascinating.
Five clubs took part along with a combined side and each entered three pairs, which played their opposite numbers from the other clubs.
All three main parties have poured resources into the constituency, which has been flooded with ministers and their opposite numbers over the past fortnight.