apple of someone's eye


apple of someone's eye
A favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebodys affections.

Sara was never the same after losing her daughter, the apple of her eye.


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  • apple of someone's eye — n. 〚from obs. sense of APPLE, pupil (of the eye), iris and pupil〛 a person or thing that someone cherishes * * * …   Universalium

  • apple of someone's eye — n. [from obs. sense of APPLE, pupil (of the eye), iris and pupil] a person or thing that someone cherishes …   English World dictionary

  • the apple of someone's eye — a person or thing that someone loves very much His daughter is the apple of his eye. • • • Main Entry: ↑apple the apple of someone s eye see ↑apple • • • Main Entry: ↑eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) apple of someone's eye — the apple of (someone s) eye the person who someone loves most and is very proud of. His youngest son was the apple of his eye …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) apple of someone's eye — the apple of someone’s eye phrase the person that someone loves most of all and is very proud of Thesaurus: someone who is loved or lovessynonym Main entry: apple …   Useful english dictionary

  • the apple of someone's eye — the person that someone loves most of all and is very proud of …   English dictionary

  • apple of one's eye — idi apple of one s eye, someone or something very precious or dear to one; a favorite …   From formal English to slang

  • apple of one's eye — Etymology: obsolete apple of the eye pupil of the eye : something highly cherished his daughter is the apple of his eye * * * something or someone very precious or dear: His new baby girl was the apple of his eye. [orig. in reference to the pupil …   Useful english dictionary

  • apple of one's eye — {n. phr.} Something or someone that is adored; a cherished person or object. * /Charles is the apple of his mother s eye./ * /John s first car was the apple of his eye. He was always polishing it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • apple of one's eye — {n. phr.} Something or someone that is adored; a cherished person or object. * /Charles is the apple of his mother s eye./ * /John s first car was the apple of his eye. He was always polishing it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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