pride and joy


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pride and joy

Fig. something or someone that one is very proud of. (Often in reference to a baby, a car, a house, etc. Fixed order.) And this is our little pride and joy, Roger. Fred pulled up in his pride and joy and asked if I wanted a ride.
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pride and joy

a person or thing that gives great pleasure and satisfaction Her garden is her pride and joy.
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pride and joy

The object of one's great pleasure, as in Our new grandson is our pride and joy, or Dana's car is his pride and joy. This term was probably invented by Sir Walter Scott in his poem Rokeby (1813), where he described children as "a mother's pride, a father's joy."
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Families interested in learning more about the Nikon COOLPIX Pride and Joy Baby Photo Contest can keep their eyes on upcoming issues of LIFE magazine for the advertorial featuring the 2006 winner and visit us online at http://www.
The Nikon Coolpix Pride and Joy Baby Contest is proud to continue its partnership with the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation.
Families interested in entering their "pride and joy" in the Nikon Coolpix Pride and Joy Baby Photo Contest should log onto http://www.
The stable's travelling head lad Graham Mash said of the mare: "She really is Ken's pride and joy, and he'll be delighted at today's win.
The company's core product line is their instant powdered soy drink, Pride & Soy, and their soy-based infant formula, Pride and Joy.
hasn't been sweating the rolling blackouts; the city is running just fine on the electricity generated by the possibility that the two universities that are its pride and joy will meet in Philadelphia to decide which team goes to Minneapolis next week.
It is with great pride and joy that I reflect on another strong year at Partners.
It's not hard to see, then, why the cheer squad at San Diego's cheekily named Rancho Carne High is the school's pride and joy.
The Nikon Coolpix Pride and Joy Baby Contest with Wilhelmina Kids will teach all parents tips on how to make their babies look great in photos and will reward one lucky family with a host of really great prizes and experiences.
The city's pride and joy - the homegrown national championship Academic Decathlon team - took a victory tour through town Sunday as hundreds of well-wishers showered team members with accolades.
Nor could it have been easy to believe that the great state of Utah, a sprawling land of rugged, heaven-reaching mountains and dazzling rock formations, creations whose beauty lay beyond the ability of any sculptor, would be the pride and joy of their descendants, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.