the apple of someone's eye

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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.

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“The apple of someone's eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20apple%20of%20someone%27s%20eye. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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