apple of one's eye

apple of one's eye
phrasal one that is highly cherished <
his daughter is the apple of his eye
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 — something or someone very precious or dear: His new baby girl was the apple of his eye. [orig. in reference to the pupil of one s eye (in OE simply aeppel; cf. OHG apful with similar sense); later misunderstood] * * * …   Universalium

  • apple of one's eye — one s favorite His youngest daughter is the apple of his eye. (в Библии) зеница ока (в обыденном словоупотреблении) самое дорогое, любимое детище …   Idioms and examples

  • 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

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • apple of one's eye — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pet, idol, darling, ideal; see favorite …   English dictionary for students

  • apple of one's eye — most precious thing in the world to him; dear person, beloved person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • the apple of one's eye — ► the apple of one s eye a person of whom one is extremely fond and proud. [ORIGIN: originally denoting the pupil of the eye, extended as a symbol of something cherished.] Main Entry: ↑apple …   English terms dictionary

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