pride and joy


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pride and joy

That which fills one with a great sense of pride, pleasure, happiness, or contentment. This car is my father's pride and joy—if we put a single scratch on it, he'll go ballistic! I know it's a bit of a cliché, but my children truly are my pride and joy.
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pride and joy

Fig. something or someone that one is very proud of. (Often in reference to a baby, a car, a house, etc. Fixed order.) And this is our little pride and joy, Roger. Fred pulled up in his pride and joy and asked if I wanted a ride.
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pride and joy

The object of one's great pleasure, as in Our new grandson is our pride and joy, or Dana's car is his pride and joy. This term was probably invented by Sir Walter Scott in his poem Rokeby (1813), where he described children as "a mother's pride, a father's joy."
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your pride and joy

Someone or something that is your pride and joy is very important to you and makes you feel very happy. The bike soon became his pride and joy. He was his father's only hope, his mother's pride and joy.
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your pride and joy

someone or something of which you are very proud and which is a source of great pleasure.
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your ˌpride and ˈjoy

somebody/something that you are very proud and pleased to have: That car’s his pride and joy.His granddaughter is his real pride and joy.
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pride and joy, one's

A prized possession. This term comes from a poem by Sir Walter Scott, “Rokeby” (1813), in which he described children as “a mother’s pride, a father’s joy.” It was subsequently broadened to include any accomplishment or possession.
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