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Meaning of the apple of his eye by Wiktionary Dictionary

the apple of his eye


    Etymology

    Refers to the Greek myth of Eris and the golden apple, which attracted the desires of Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite .

    Noun

    apple of someone's eye ( plural: apples of someone's eye )

    1. ( idiomatic ) A favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebody's affections .
      Sara was never the same after losing her daughter, the apple of her eye .