the apple of someone's eye

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: a person or thing that someone loves very much His daughter is the apple of his eye.

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“The apple of someone's eye.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20apple%20of%20someone%27s%20eye. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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