the family jewels

plural noun

Definition of the family jewels

1 : jewelry that has been passed from one generation to another She inherited the family jewels after the death of her grandmother.
2 informal + humorous : a man's sexual organs

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“The family jewels.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20family%20jewels. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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