pride and joy

noun

: someone or something that makes someone very proud and happy
Our children are our pride and joy.
The car is his pride and joy.

Examples of pride and joy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recommendations Key stops Siesta Beach, the pride and joy of locals, offers miles of soft sand that’s great to lounge or stroll on, as well as expansive views of the Gulf. Valeriya Safronova, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2024 Executives in Germany considered abandoning U.S. sales, but remained determined to succeed in the market that had once been their pride and joy. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 20 Jan. 2024 The pride and joy pinned to your left pocket is the Everybody’s going Gonzo button, a treasured relic from the Nuge’s legendary gig with Aerosmith at the Pontiac Silverdome in what should have been your senior year. Henry Everingham, SPIN, 27 Feb. 2024 Throughout his health ordeal, Harrelson stayed involved with his professional pride and joy. Staff and Wire Reports, The Mercury News, 12 Jan. 2024 This is the state of college football in 2024 Dec. 31, 2023 All of which saps any pride and joy the conference might feel about its resurgence in 2023. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2024 The Motown legend is a dad to two sons and one daughter Smokey Robinson takes pride and joy in his three children. Audrey Schmidt, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 Baby onesie for new parents If one of your friends just had a baby, consider gifting them a Personalized Baby Footie from Kissy Kissy for their new pride and joy. Bellamy Richardson, wsj.com, 9 Nov. 2023 Gamma Two is run by husband and wife team Jim and Louise Gunderson, whose pride and joy these days lies in two autonomous mobile robots named Wilma and Basil. IEEE Spectrum, 30 June 2010

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“Pride and joy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pride%20and%20joy. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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