your, somebody's, etc. blue-eyed boy

blue-eyed boy

An often derogatory term used to describe a man who is respected and treated especially well by an authority figure. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. It was no surprise that Frankie got the promotion. Everyone knows he's the boss's blue eyed boy.
See also: boy

your, somebody’s, etc. ˌblue-eyed ˈboy

(informal, usually disapproving) the favourite, especially of a person in authority; a person that somebody thinks is perfect: Bob is certain to be promoted: he’s the manager’s blue-eyed boy.
See also: boy