blue-eyed boy

From Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



  • (file)


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?"
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see blue,‎ eyed,‎ boy.