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blue-eyed boy

(informal, mainly Brit) the favourite or darling of a person or group Usual US equivalent fair-haired boy
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Examples from the Web for blue-eyed boy
Historical Examples
  • Every man nudged his neighbor, and the aguish, blue-eyed boy grinned in a ghastly, self-satisfied way.

    Hoosier Mosaics Maurice Thompson
  • He had been a rosy-cheeked, blue-eyed boy who had ambitions.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • “I guess Uncle Sam needs us all right enough,” the blue-eyed boy replied, his sober face lighting into a singularly sunny smile.

  • Has your blue-eyed boy been kidnaped, or is he a prince in disguise?

    The Mystery of Carlitos Helen Randolph
  • Harvey Davis was a large, blue-eyed boy, very quiet, with yellow hair.

    What Might Have Been Expected Frank R. Stockton
  • The fair hair of a blue-eyed boy of about ten years disclosed itself, says the doctor.

    Dr. Grenfell's Parish Norman Duncan
  • I saw something which reminded me of sunshine steal over the fathers face as he looked down on his blue-eyed boy.

    The Rambles of a Rat A. L. O. E.
  • A gawky, blue-eyed boy about Bob Henderson's age beamed at her from a dilapidated old buggy.

    Betty Gordon at Bramble Farm Alice B. Emerson
  • And she— That blue-eyed boy you've seen in our wickiup—he is our son.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Then William saw him—a pleasant-faced, blue-eyed boy in a neat gray suit.

    Miss Billy Eleanor H. Porter
Slang definitions & phrases for blue-eyed boy

fair-haired boy

noun phrase

  1. A favored or favorite man or boy: the latest ''fairhaired boy'' of the musical world/ the white-haired boy of the happy family
  2. A man destined for and being groomed for principal leadership or other reward; comer: A job had to be found for Patten, the blue-eyed boy of British politics ( first form 1918+, second 1924+, third 1923+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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