fair-haired boy

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fair-haired boy

Someone who is given preferential treatment. The phrase does not have to describe a young male, despite using the word "boy." My oldest brother is definitely the fair-haired boy in our family—he can do no wrong as far as our parents are concerned.
See also: boy

fair-haired boy

Fig. a favored person. (Not necessarily young or a boy.) The teacher's fair-haired boy always does well on tests. The supervisor's son was the fair-haired boy on the construction site.
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fair-haired boy

A favorite, a person who is given special treatment. For example, Today the attorney general is the governor's fair-haired boy. This term alludes to the preference of blond ("fair") hair over dark hair. [Late 1800s]
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fair-haired boy

n. a promising young man; a young man who receives favoritism. Ted is the boss’s fair-haired boy now, but he’ll be just like the rest of us in a month.
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fair-haired boy

The current favorite, the individual singled out for special treatment. This male counterpart of “gentlemen prefer blondes” comes from the late nineteenth century. “The old crowd of Fair-haired Correspondent Boys who hung to the ear of President Roosevelt” appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1909.
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References in classic literature ?
Next she touched the image of a purple kitten that stood on the corner of a mantel, and as she pronounced the word "Ev" the kitten disappeared, and a pretty, fair-haired boy stood beside her.
Now she might return to the terrible Nome King in safety, carrying with her the prize she had won in the person of the fair-haired boy.
Why, perhaps the Prince and Princess may go to live in a country where there is a deep river, and perhaps they may have one only son, a little fair-haired boy with violet eyes like the Prince himself; and perhaps some day he may go out to walk with his nurse; and perhaps the nurse may go to sleep under a great elder-tree; and perhaps the little boy may fall into the deep river and be drowned.
and is one of the Hall of Fame promoter's fair-haired boys.
A MAN who claimed to fantasise about having sex with young fair-haired boys yesterday denied committing an offence with one in a public toilet.
So it seems for fair-haired boys and girls, right now life's a bleach.
He was the boss's son-in-law, a father of two young, fair-haired boys. He pretended to help me.
Are the aspirants for the speakership in the incoming Congress their own man, or only the fair-haired boys of powerful persons?
Mr Mainstone said that although Deakin's last conviction was in 1978 he admitted that he had fantasies about sexual activity with 14-year-old fair-haired boys.
And now Charles is seen in sharpest focus when he is in the presence of those two fair-haired boys. This is his life, this is how we have defined Prince Charles - as somebody's son, as somebody's husband, as somebody's father.
In the early 1980s, young actor Soliman Cruz, along with Pen Medina, was one of the fair-haired boys of Tony Espejo's Bulwagang Gantimpala Theater, a resident drama company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) which specializes in prize-winning plays in Taog.
Outsourcing their employment is no guarantee for efficiency if the MMDA continues to be run by fair-haired boys who are themselves at their wits' end when it comes to instilling discipline, not only among motorists but, more importantly, among their own personnel on the ground.
I saw Ilagan giving media interviews against the dictator Marcos while concealing his long-time association with the latter through the PCSS, as one of the fair-haired boys of Cristobal.