the apple of your eye

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - apple of one's eye

"the apple of your eye"

the person someone likes most or is most proud of


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - apple of one's eye

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How's your daughter doing?

Friend 2:  I couldn't ask for more.  She is a top student.  She plays three sports.  She is involved in volunteer work and, if I don't say so myself, is turning into a very beautiful young woman.

Friend 1:  Sounds like she is the apple of your eye.

Friend 2:  Yes, I love her very much.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - apple of one's eye

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Why does Allen always get the best assignments?

Colleague 2:  Because he is the apple of the boss's eye.

Colleague 1:  Meaning?

Colleague 2:  The boss likes Allen the most. Allen is the boss's "favorite".

the apple of your eye - Usage:


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the apple of your eye - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for the apple of your eye.

the apple of your eye - Examples:

1)  ... they pale in comparison to the one who has the apple of my eye, ...

2)  The apple of my eye, who was now 16 months old, I cuddled my daughter ...

3)  She is now ten years old, the apple of my eye. She was wanted from the start, and we were lucky ...

4)  ... lose your only child--a child who was lovable and loved by so many. The apple of my eye and such a beautiful young man who loved to dance, ...

5)  You're my choicest Little Spirit, you're the apple of my eye.

6)  ... he shielded you, cared for you, guarded you as the apple of his eye.

7)  Before he passed he told me so much about her. That she's the apple of his eye. His daughter was his absolute everything, ...

8)  Is he in love? Let's just say that she's the apple of his eye. # He's smitten with her, and how!

9)  Bale's seven-year-old daughter, Emmaline, is clearly the apple of his eye, and he just can't stop himself talking about her, ...

10)  He has three theories behind its appearance but only one is the apple of his eye.

11)  ... look Dad, I love you and I'll always be the apple of your eye, ...

12)  I adore him and can see why he is the apple of your eye.

13)  Women want to feel appreciated! We want to be the apple of your eye. We need to know that you admire us.

14)  ... turned into a piece of technological junk, your old laptop used to be the apple of your eye.

15)  Breaking up with a woman you have called the apple of your eye isn't easy.

16)  ... is the apple of their eye and best friend, confidant and possibly lover all wrapped up in ...

17)  Azziza Smith is regarded by her parents as the apple of their eye who has brought them nothing but joy.

18)  Her eldest son, the apple of her eye, ...

19)  She is extremely happy because this man is the apple of her eye, a very special person.

20)  Comrade Lenin ordered us to guard the unity of our Party like the apple of our eye.