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(1). A euphemism for “my old job” used by people trying to make it look like they have way more experience than they really do.
“In my former life, I used to manage a team responsible for lavatory paper management. It was a lot of responsibility, but I think I handled the pressures of leadership fairly well.”
(1). Your top priority or, more often, your only choice.
“I told the IT guys to think of me as their only child when it comes to allocating resources this year.”
(2). The prima donna on your staff who you tend to give all of the plum assignments to just so they will stop bothering you about how they have no “career path”.
“Bob knows I’m an only child when it comes to assigning the top accounts.”
Props to Denise for the submission.