a blue-eyed boy

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a blue-eyed boy

the favourite of someone in authority.
The significance of blue eyes may be their association with the innocence and charm of a very young child. The term is first recorded in a novel by P. G. Wodehouse in 1924 .
1998 Spectator Of the three, the arrest of Osborne, one of the blue-eyed boys of British racing, was the most striking.
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Entitled Blue Eyed Boy, it is set in a little village in the north of England and is acted out in real life and online and tells the tale of the murderous-minded BB.
Moreover, the Inspector Fazal Ur Rehman of Tarnol Police station, blue eyed boy of IG, has been given the charge of SHO Tarnol police station.
Now, old, crippled down at heel Nowhere warm to lay his head A cardboard box for his nightly bed No longer her lover, her blue eyed boy The photo his penance, his sanity, his joy.
Blue Eyed Boy examines the ease with y which people can communicate in the modern age - and the ease with which they can deceive.
They opened with a new track Blue Eyed Boy, dedicated to the Caerphilly-born singer's 11-year-old lad Tom.
As per documents OGRA chairman has promoted his blue eyed boy Shahid Luqman from grade E4 to E5.
In order to serve their personal interest one officer among these two suspends the SHO and second officer tries that his blue eyed boy is appointed in place of suspended SHO.
Muqam said that PTI Chief always trumpeted corruption out of proportion but conversely demoted Director Anti Corruption when activities of his blue eyed boys were focused.
If these blue eyed boys are headhunted by other banks, so be it.
As many as 1962 officers and subordinate staff was working in these mission since the last four years and government has transferred 1009 employees and inducted their blue eyed boys in their place.
Imran Khan lambasted the ruling government in Sind for politicizing police and civil administration by posting its blue eyed boys on key positions instead of following merit.