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family jewels

slang Male genitalia, especially the testicles. An allusion to the testes' role in producing offspring and thus maintaining the family line. When she heard he had an affair, she kicked him right in the family jewels.
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the (or your) family jewels

a man's genitals. informal
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family jewels

n. the testicles. (Jocular and euphemistic. They are necessary to produce a family.) Hey, careful of the family jewels!
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family jewels

A vulgar epithet for the male genitals. The term dates from the early 1900s and is used in such locutions as “The pitcher nearly hit the batter in his family jewels.”
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Although the family jewel documents are revealing, Kornbluh is more concerned about what's not there.
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RV then grabbed JA's family jewels. Shocked, JA was momentarily immobilized.
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One vital part of the male reproductive system is linked with the word "courage." Thus, when a man is brave and would stand by his convictions despite the consequences, he is said to have "balls" which is also called nuts or family jewels.
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"Ref Jim McCluskey was away sorting out a free-kick and Jason was at it so I swung around and crunched him in the family jewels. He gave out a scream so loud you could hear it against the crowd before he collapsed.
We are still suffering from when his beloved Mrs Thatcher sold off the family jewels this was stated by one of her own MPs at the time.
Ensuring that no major valuables are left in the home can also thwart thieves bent on taking off with the family jewels.
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Besides being our family jewels, FICO scores are the jewels in the crowns of our customers decision- and risk-management systems, said Will Lansing, CEO, FICO.
An assistant was serving another customer when Leo's bodyguards also entered Family Jewels.