apple of my eye


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the apple of (one's) eye

A cherished or favored person. This phrase is thought to be Biblical in origin. My nephew is just the apple of my eye. He has five kids, but his only daughter is clearly the apple of his eye.
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apple of my eye

A most favorite or cherished person. In Psalm 17:8, the Psalmist asks God to “keep me as the apple of your eye.”
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Now I can focus on spending precious time with my grandson Finn, who is nine months and the apple of my eye.
He's been the apple of my eye since he was a bumper horse and, if we can keep him in one piece, we should have a treat season with him.
Other highlights include another Irish rap, Party On, the emigration epic St Patrick's Day and Apple Of My Eye, an affectionate paean to New York.
Peter Green), who beats Indian Scholar (David Lewis/Roy Mangan) in the novice chase, and follows up aboard Border River (Clifford Watts), who takes the handicap hurdle from Apple Of My Eye (Fred Rimell/Sam Morshead).
Dean Arthur dedicated his song to his late grandmother but Emma Humber bagged the Team Bressie place for the quarter finals with her version of Bell X 1's Eve The Apple Of My Eye.
lThere is a Warwick double for Fred Rimell as Apple Of My Eye (Sam Morshead) wins the conditions hurdle and Lewis lands the four-year-old handicap.
He said: "She is the apple of my eye, but I've not seen her for a bit.
He's the apple of my eye, as everyone knows," said Owen.
Kenneth Ross 32, whose five-year-old daughter Joanna was gunned down, said: "She was the apple of my eye.
Kenneth said after her death: "She was the apple of my eye.
She has always been the apple of my eye and she's one to look forward to - she'll take a bit of beating.