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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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hasn't been sweating the rolling blackouts; the city is running just fine on the electricity generated by the possibility that the two universities that are its pride and joy will meet in Philadelphia to decide which team goes to Minneapolis next week.
It is with great pride and joy that I reflect on another strong year at Partners.
They say that their six grandchildren - including twin grandsons - are their pride and joy.
Patrick (Jon Patrick Walker), the family's pride and joy, has just gotten dumped by his girlfriend, quit his lucrative job and come home to reassess his life.
GM recognition is a source of pride and joy for TRW and motivates our team to offer, on a continuous improvement basis, the best technology, quality and service.
It's not hard to see, then, why the cheer squad at San Diego's cheekily named Rancho Carne High is the school's pride and joy.
My cats are my pride and joy and I'm really frightened some day someone is going to knock on my door and take my cats away.
The city's pride and joy - the homegrown national championship Academic Decathlon team - took a victory tour through town Sunday as hundreds of well-wishers showered team members with accolades.
Another newcomer to the PRIDE AND JOY collection is Liberty Belle; after placing her right hand over her heart, she recites the &uot;Pledge of Allegiance.
Nor could it have been easy to believe that the great state of Utah, a sprawling land of rugged, heaven-reaching mountains and dazzling rock formations, creations whose beauty lay beyond the ability of any sculptor, would be the pride and joy of their descendants, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Titanic, the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built.
This is our pride and joy,'' said Chantal Blash, pointing to a 96-person capacity, computerized gondola wheel, which rises above the Griffith Park area, giving panoramic views of the Burbank-Glendale area.