apple of one's eye

  • 1 apple of one's eye — idi apple of one s eye, someone or something very precious or dear to one; a favorite …

    From formal English to slang

  • 2 apple of one's eye — Etymology: obsolete apple of the eye pupil of the eye : something highly cherished his daughter is the apple of his eye * * * something or someone very precious or dear: His new baby girl was the apple of his eye. [orig. in reference to the pupil …

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  • 3 apple of one's eye — something or someone very precious or dear: His new baby girl was the apple of his eye. [orig. in reference to the pupil of one s eye (in OE simply aeppel; cf. OHG apful with similar sense); later misunderstood] * * * …

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  • 4 apple of one's eye — one s favorite His youngest daughter is the apple of his eye. (в Библии) зеница ока (в обыденном словоупотреблении) самое дорогое, любимое детище …

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  • 5 apple of one's eye — {n. phr.} Something or someone that is adored; a cherished person or object. * /Charles is the apple of his mother s eye./ * /John s first car was the apple of his eye. He was always polishing it./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 6 apple of one's eye — {n. phr.} Something or someone that is adored; a cherished person or object. * /Charles is the apple of his mother s eye./ * /John s first car was the apple of his eye. He was always polishing it./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 7 apple\ of\ one's\ eye — n. phr. Something or someone that is adored; a cherished person or object. Charles is the apple of his mother s eye. John s first car was the apple of his eye. He was always polishing it …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 8 apple of one's eye — phrasal one that is highly cherished < his daughter is the apple of his eye > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 apple of one's eye — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pet, idol, darling, ideal; see favorite …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 apple of one's eye — most precious thing in the world to him; dear person, beloved person …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 the apple of one's eye — ► the apple of one s eye a person of whom one is extremely fond and proud. [ORIGIN: originally denoting the pupil of the eye, extended as a symbol of something cherished.] Main Entry: ↑apple …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 the apple of one's eye — a person of whom one is extremely fond and proud. [orig. denoting the pupil of the eye, extended as a symbol of something cherished.] → apple …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 the apple of one's eye — a person of whom one is extremely fond and proud Origin: originally denoting the pupil of the eye, considered to be a globular solid body, extended as a symbol of something cherished …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 apple of someone's eye — noun A favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebodys affections. Sara was never the same after losing her daughter, the apple of her eye …

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  • 15 apple — ► NOUN ▪ the rounded fruit of a tree of the rose family, with green or red skin and crisp flesh. ● the apple never falls far from the tree Cf. ↑the apple never falls far from the tree ● the apple of one s eye Cf. ↑the apple of one s eye ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 apple — (n.) O.E. æppel apple; any kind of fruit; fruit in general, from P.Gmc. *ap(a)laz (Cf. O.S., O.Fris., Du. appel, O.N. eple, O.H.G. apful, Ger. Apfel), from PIE *ab(e)l apple (Cf. Gaul. avallo fruit; O.Ir. ubull, Lith. obuolys, O.C …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17 eye — See: APPLE OF ONE S EYE, BAT AN EYE or BAT AN EYELASH, BELIEVE ONE S EYES, CATCH ONE S EYE, CLEAR EYED, CLOSE ONE S EYES or SHUT ONE S EYES, EYES OPEN, EYE OUT, EYE TO, FEAST ONE S EYES ON, FOUR EYES, GET THE EYE, GIVE THE EYE, GREEN EYED MONSTER …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 18 eye — See: APPLE OF ONE S EYE, BAT AN EYE or BAT AN EYELASH, BELIEVE ONE S EYES, CATCH ONE S EYE, CLEAR EYED, CLOSE ONE S EYES or SHUT ONE S EYES, EYES OPEN, EYE OUT, EYE TO, FEAST ONE S EYES ON, FOUR EYES, GET THE EYE, GIVE THE EYE, GREEN EYED MONSTER …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 19 eye — See: apple of one s eye, bat an eye or bat an eyelash, believe one s eyes, catch one s eye, clear eyed, close one s eyes or shut one s eyes, eyes open, eye out, eye to, feast one s eyes on, four eyes, get the eye, give one the eye, green eyed… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 20 apple — noun 1》 the rounded fruit of a tree of the rose family, with green or red skin and crisp flesh. 2》 the tree which bears apples. [Genus Malus: numerous cultivated forms.] 3》 used in names of similar unrelated fruits, e.g. custard apple. Phrases… …

    English new terms dictionary


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