blue-eyed boy

UK [ˌbluː aɪd ˈbɔɪ] / US [ˌblu aɪd ˈbɔɪ] noun [countable, usually singular]
Word forms "blue-eyed boy":
singular blue-eyed boy plural blue-eyed boys British informal
a young man who is admired because he is very successful, attractive etc. This word usually shows that you dislike people like this

Simmons, the blue-eyed boy of motor racing, has won again.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • blue-eyed boy — noun (informal) A favourite who can do no wrong • • • Main Entry: ↑blue * * * blue eyed boy UK [ˌbluː aɪd ˈbɔɪ] US [ˌblu aɪd ˈbɔɪ] noun [countable] usually singular [singular …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue-eyed boy — blue eyed boys N COUNT: oft poss N (disapproval) Someone s blue eyed boy is a young man who they like better than anyone else and who therefore receives better treatment than other people. [BRIT] He was the media s darling, the Government s blue… …   English dictionary

  • blue-eyed boy — n [C usually singular] BrE informal the man or boy in a group who is most liked and approved of by someone in authority ▪ John was always the blue eyed boy at school …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blue-eyed boy — Someone s blue eyed boy is their favourite person …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • blue-eyed boy — [ ,blu aıd bɔı ] noun count usually singular BRITISH INFORMAL a FAIR HAIRED BOY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blue-eyed boy — ► NOUN Brit. informal, chiefly derogatory ▪ a person highly regarded and treated with special favour …   English terms dictionary

  • blue-eyed boy —    Someone s blue eyed boy is their favourite person.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A blue eyed boy is someone s favourite.     He s the director s blue eyed boy! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • blue-eyed boy — noun The favourite, especially a young one, of especially someone in power; a fair haired boy , ...this cove was so deucedly civil, and all that, that now she wont look at anybody else. Hes the blue eyed boy, and everybody else is an also ran.… …   Wiktionary

  • blue-eyed boy — noun (countable usually singular) informal a man or boy who is liked and approved of by someone in authority: John was always the blue eyed boy at school …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Blue-eyed boy —   Someone s blue eyed boy is their favourite person …   Dictionary of English idioms

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