金枝玉叶

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: (exquisite) branches (that remind one of the color of) gold and (delicate) leaves (that remind one of) jade (a metaphor for a person of royal lineage)

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Idiom[edit]

金枝玉叶

  1. delicate and rare branches and leaves
  2. a person of royal lineage