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({{informal}}, usually {{derogatory}})
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{{en-noun|sg=[[blue-eyed]] [[boy]]}} {{qualifier|British}}, {{qualifier|Australian}}
 
{{en-noun|sg=[[blue-eyed]] [[boy]]}} {{qualifier|British}}, {{qualifier|Australian}}
   
#{{idiomatic}}, {{informal}}, usually {{derogatory}} The [[favourite]], especially a young one, of especially someone in power; a [[fair-haired boy]] {{qualifier|US}}, {{qualifier|Australian}}
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# {{idiomatic|informal|usually|derogatory}} The [[favourite]], especially a young one, of especially someone in power; a [[fair-haired boy]] {{qualifier|US}}, {{qualifier|Australian}}
#*'''1919''', [[w:P. G. Wodehouse|P. G. Wodehouse]], ''A Damsel in Distress'',
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#* '''1919''', [[w:P. G. Wodehouse|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.
 
#*:...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''', [[w:Jonathan Stroud|Jonathan Stroud]], ''The Golem's Eye'',
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#* '''2004''', [[w:Jonathan Stroud|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?"
 
#*:"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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*[[fair-haired boy]]
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* [[fair-haired boy]]
*[[teacher's pet]]
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* [[teacher's pet]]
*[[golden boy]]
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* [[golden boy]]
   
 
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Revision as of 21:09, 9 May 2011

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  1. Template:idiomatic 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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