blue-eyed boy

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blue-eyed boy (plural blue-eyed boys) (British), (Australian)

  1. (idiomatic, informal, usually derogatory) The favourite, especially a young one, of especially someone in power; a fair-haired boy (US), (Australian)
    • 1919, P. G. Wodehouse, A Damsel in Distress,
      ...this cove was so deucedly civil, and all that, that now she won't look at anybody else. He's the blue-eyed boy, and everybody else is an also-ran.
    • 2004, Jonathan Stroud, The Golem's Eye,
      "Keep it up, Mandrake," he said. "Just keep it up. You may be the Prime Minister's blue-eyed boy now, but how long's that going to last if you don't deliver?"

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