Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

favorite daughter

A well-known woman, especially a politician, who is supported and celebrated by people in her hometown. Rose was clearly the favorite daughter of her hometown of Bozeman, Montana.
See also: daughter, favorite

favorite son

A well-known man, especially a politician, who is supported and celebrated by people in his hometown. Ray was the favorite son of his hometown of Twin Falls, Idaho.
See also: favorite, son

odds-on favorite

The person, car, racehorse most favored to win. (Used almost exclusively in reference to racehorses in the phrase "odds-on favorite.") As usual, Man o' War is the odds-on favorite to win. I'd say no other horse really stands a chance. Who do you think is the odds-on favorite to win the World Cup?
See also: favorite
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

odds-on favorite

the most popular choice of a wager. Fred is the odds-on favorite for president of the board of trustees.
See also: favorite
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

favorite son

A person valued by his or her hometown or organization for his or her achievements, usually political, as in Mary hoped they would treat her as a favorite son and nominate her for state senator. This term was originally employed for a candidate nominated for office by his own locality. Today this usage may ignore gender, as in the example. [c. 1780]
See also: favorite, son
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

favourite son

a famous man who is particularly popular and praised for his achievements in his native area.
In the USA, the term is used specifically of a person supported as a presidential candidate by delegates from the candidate's home state.
See also: favourite, son
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

somebody’s favourite ˈson

a performer, politician, sports player, etc., who is popular where they were born: Everyone in the town was proud and excited to see their favourite son nominated for an Oscar.
See also: favourite, son
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
India stands as second favourites for the mega event with a rate of PKR 3.20.
DJ Khaled shared the Favourite Collaboration award with Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Migos member Quavo for their song 'No Brainer', beating out tracks such as 'Girls Like You' (Maroon 5, Cardi B), 'I Like It' (Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin) and 'Sicko Mode' (Travis Scott, Drake).
The five-year-old said his ultimate favourite is classic cartoon Scooby Doo.
Yet an unrelenting half of Gransnetters and a third of Mumsnetters with favourites say they aren't ashamed of their feelings.
e n, s Favourite actress...I really love Kerry Washington, the actress who plays Olivia Pope in Scandal.
Among the many categories that Qatar residents could vote for are Favourite Live Music, Favourite DJ, Favourite Casual Stand Alone Restaurant, Favourite Hotel Restaurant, Favourite Asian Concept, Favourite Creative Concept Venue, Favourite Spa, Favourite View, Favourite Brunch, Favourite Arabic Restaurant, Favourite Private Beach, Favourite Fitness Center, Favourite Day Ambience, Favourite Chef, Favourite Hotel, Favourite GM, and Favourite Event 2013.
Favourite seafood restaurant: Fish Market, Al Bander Resort
The winners of the first two categories were the W Hotel's favourite haunts- the Market by Jean-Georges and the Spice Market respectively.
IOLO WILLIAMS, TV PRESENTER Signature dish: I don't really have one - I sit down, shovel it in and go Favourite meal: Indian Favourite dessert: Apple and blackberry crumble with warm custard Best place to eat in Wales: A tiny burger van at the bottom of Pen y Fan did best breakfast bap I've ever had Worst eating experience: I've had food poisoning a lot, because I'll eat anything Food phobias: Marzipan and almonds Four course meal or fish and chips: Four course meal Full English or continental breakfast: Full English Beer or wine: A cold beer Describe yourself as a food: Rump steak: Big and meaty.
Delifonseca on Stanley Street, was crowned Liverpool's Favourite Restaurant while sister restaurant Delifonseca Dockside won the award for Most Family Friendly Restaurant.
Lunya won the award for Liverpool's Favourite European Restaurant.
Labour's Debbie Abrahams has dropped from 11/2 second favourite to third place on 8/1.
It started well for favourite backers with 7-2 joint market leader Watamu Bay winning the opener, but in the subsequent five races the 3-1 favourite Rothres, who finished second in the 2m31/2f handicap hurdle, was the only jolly to make the frame, while two runners priced at 100-1 and one at 50-1 were able to finish in the first three, contributing to a chunky placepot dividend of pounds 574.30.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is fans' favourite movie, while sexy hotel heiress Paris Hilton is the most overrated star.
My favourite motivational phrase would be "Oh God, please don't let me f*** up."