family jewels

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family jewels (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic) Testicles.
    The whole crowd cringed as he got hit right in the family jewels.
    • 1971, R. Z. Sheppard, "Three's a Crowd," Time, 5 Jul.,
      But what do three testicles mean? A mystical trinity illuminating some absurd need to procreate? A symbol suggesting a metaphysic of pawnbroking? Likely as not, it is simply an animation of the familiar euphemism, "the family jewels."

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