favourite son

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favourite son

A well-known person, especially a politician, who is supported and celebrated by people in his hometown. Ray was the favourite son of his hometown of Manchester.
See also: favourite, son

favourite son

a famous man who is particularly popular and praised for his achievements in his native area.
In the USA, the term is used specifically of a person supported as a presidential candidate by delegates from the candidate's home state.
See also: favourite, son
References in classic literature ?
Your Excellency, we are unable to agree upon a Favourite Son to represent us in your Cabinet.