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crown jewels

1. The precious jewels, and the regalia or which they are featured, of a monarch or sovereign, as worn or used on a state occasion. One of the greatest mysteries of 20th-century Ireland was the case of the Irish Crown Jewels, which were stolen from Dublin Castle in 1907 and never recovered.
2. slang A man's genitals, especially the testicles. When she heard he had an affair, she kicked him right in the crown jewels.
See also: crown, jewel

crown jewels

1. A prized possession or asset, as in The Iliad and Odyssey are the crown jewels of ancient literature, or The software products are the company's crown jewels. This usage transfers the value of royal jewels to some other object. [Late 1800s]
2. Also, family jewels. The male genitals, especially the testicles. For example, She gave the would-be mugger a hard kick in the family jewels. A slang euphemism, the term dates from the 1970s, and the variant from the early 1900s.
See also: crown, jewel
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Culture Secretary Chris Smith is ready to risk the anger of fans and the BBC by allowing BSkyB to bid for matches under a shake-up of the TV "crown jewels" list.
Officially known as the Ofcom Code on Sports and Other Listed and Designated Events, the so-called 'crown jewels' list was first created in 1991 by the then Home Secretary Kenneth Baker but was not given statutory footing until the 1996 Broadcasting Act.
LONDON, May 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah visited Friday the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels. Sheikh Nasser examined the Crown Jewels which constituted an important part of Britain's history spanning over 800 years, and included regalia and vestments worn by British kings and queens at their coronations.
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