the family jewels

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family jewels

slang Male genitalia, especially the testicles. An allusion to the testes' role in producing offspring and thus maintaining the family line. When she heard he had an affair, she kicked him right in the family jewels.
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the (or your) family jewels

a man's genitals. informal
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MEN closely guard the family jewels - their testicles - the seat of their fertility and physically their most vulnerable spot.
Indeed, he collected a kick in the family jewels from the two-legged creature.
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