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
See also: family, jewel
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Although the family jewel documents are revealing, Kornbluh is more concerned about what's not there.
``We want a quality squad and I have outlined what I would like to do - but I'm not saying risk the family jewels
Thief (singer-actress Sammi Cheng), but, when he gets wind of her (obviously venal) match with momma's boy Steve (Carl Ng), he decides to swipe the family jewels himself in a playful game of one-upmanship.
For her escape, in an uncanny foreshadowing of her future career, she stitched the family jewels inside Irene's hat and muff.
They have spent the family jewels to try and get back up because the lure of the Premiership is so great.
"It will be like watching the family jewels disappear," laments Watson, 47, who gets a bottle per week with his wages.
Rather, they claim that briefs hold the family jewels too close to your body, raising test testicular temperatures and frying the sperm.
Since her 2010 debut the artist has released three acclaimed albums 'The Family Jewels', 'Electra Heart' and 'Froot'.
It is not quite in the same class as some of the family jewels that are knocking about, but it is the closest I am ever going to get.
Ensuring that no major valuables are left in the home can also thwart thieves bent on taking off with the family jewels.
The 26-year-old from Abergavenny's hit comes two years after her debut album, The Family Jewels, went to number five in the UK chart.
"I've made something I'm incredibly proud of with Electra Heart, and I'm definitely feeling better than when I released my first album (2010's The Family Jewels).