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favorite daughter

A well-known person, 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.
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favourite son

A well-known person, especially a politician, who is supported and celebrated by people in his hometown. Ray was the favourite son of his hometown of Manchester.
See also: favourite, son

favourite daughter

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

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?
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odds-on favorite

the most popular choice of a wager. Fred is the odds-on favorite for president of the board of trustees.
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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

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.
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net founder Khalifa al Haroon said, "Our goal has always been to give the public a platform to voice their opinion and vote for favourite spots in Doha.
Favourite Friday brunch: Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa
The winners of the first two categories were the W Hotel's favourite haunts- the Market by Jean-Georges and the Spice Market respectively.
ROY NOBLE, RADIO PRESENTER Signature dish: Twice a year, two mates and I have a men's meal, and I'll mostly cook fish Favourite meal: A classic roast dinner with beef Favourite cheese: Fruitcake and Wensleydale cheese Favourite takeaway: Fish and chips Best places to eat in Wales: The Nant Ddu in Merthyr Tydfil, and the Glancynon Inn, Hirwaun Food phobias: Offal and shellfish Oddest eating experience: A raw hamburger in Brussels Pizza or Pasta: Pasta Full English or continental breakfast: Full English Describe yourself as a food: A warm, comforting bowl of cawl.
Favourite sport: Motorsport (I am often to be seen at the Dubai Autodrome either karting, in my Porsche GT3RS or in a Radical SR8
Lunya, in College Lane, won the award for Liverpool's Favourite European Restaurant.
However, this is partly down to the comparatively high number of races staged at the track and a potentially more informative way of assessing favourite performance is to use market impact values (IV).
And the winners were: Favourite movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
My favourite animal is a cat because I like stroking their fur and it's really soft.
The Cheeky Girls, who also achieved fame through television talent shows, won favourite novelty song for The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum).
Kylie Minogue was favourite international artist,Andrea Bocelli was favourite specialist performer, whileEminem's Lose Yourself won favourite song from a feature film.
CafA Italia was the big winner landing two awards - one for the favourite overall restaurant and the other for favourite Italian.
The 19-year-old singer won the coveted Artist of the Year award along with Favourite Pop/Rock Female, Favourite Country Female and Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist.
British actor Laurie landed the favourite male TV star award for the title role in medical drama House, which was also favourite TV drama.
I don't really have a favourite all time band, but my favourite all time song is It's My Life by Bon Jovi.