the apple of someone's eye

Definition of the apple of someone's eye

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

Word by Word Definitions

apple play
  1. : the fleshy, usually rounded red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a usually cultivated tree (genus Malus) of the rose family

  2. : a fruit (such as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (such as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

eye play
  1. : a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

  2. : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely


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