There's no i in team

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Definition

there's no 'I' in 'team': teamwork involves thinking of others, not just oneself
idiom
This idiom plays on both the literal sense (the letter 'i' is not present in the word 'team') and the figurative (team members should not focus on 'I', meaning that they should not be individualistic).

Examples

  • "Dodgeball is a team game, and there's no 'I' in team, as they say."
  • "There's no 'I' in team, but there's an 'I' in 'Pie'."

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