favourite son


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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.
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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.
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NUNEATON'S FAVOURITE SON: Larry Grayson; CAMP CARRY ON: Graham Norton (left) and Lily Savage
It was now official - Rathangan's favourite son is also the nation's favourite.
O'Connor said: "There was a bit too much made of that - the press honed in on that because it made a good story, the manager putting on his favourite son.
It's nice to know Scotland's favourite son is serious about making his home here.
Willie "The Mighty" Quinn is the East Lothian town's favourite son, and they'll prove it when he fights on the Naz-Said Lawal bill at Glasgow's SECC on Saturday, March 16.
I'll be at the Gunners' HQ to celebrate the career of Kenneth George Gavin, not only the Daily Mirror's favourite son but Fleet Street's most famous living photographer.
Tens of thousands of fellow countrymen filled the streets of Krakow in an emotional turnout for their favourite son.
It's been an epic summer, with over 200 lifesized statues of Scotland's favourite son pulling in crowds across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.
TOTTENHAM'S favourite Son celebrated an "amazing" feeling as he became the first player to score at the club's PS1billion new stadium.
The fast-paced classic tale follows the story of Jacob's favourite son, Joseph, whose jealous brothers sell him into slavery before a happy reunion at the end.
He'll be in the guise of Burnistoun's favourite son Biscuity Boyle.
ACTOR Jason Isaacs has shared a funny tribute to his Harry Potter co-star and "favourite son" Tom Felton to celebrate his 31st birthday.
THE judge couldn't split 5-1 favourite Son Of Rest and 28-1 outsider Baron Bolt as a dead heat was declared for the first time in Ayr Gold Cup history.
But we Scots as a nation had everything crossed for the return of our favourite son to once again grace the tennis courts of the world.