the family jewels

plural noun

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

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Recent Examples on the Web These are not the family jewels King Charles III waited for his whole life. Yelena Moroz Alpert, House Beautiful, 7 May 2023

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“The family jewels.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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