your pride and joy

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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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.
See also: and, joy, pride
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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.
See also: and, joy, pride
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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.
See also: and, joy, pride
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SHOW me your pride and joy and I'll display it in my column for all to see.