a blue-eyed boy

a blue-eyed boy

the favourite of someone in authority

The significance of blue eyes may be their association with the innocence and charm of a very young child. The term is first recorded in a novel by P. G. Wodehouse in 1924.

1998 - Spectator - Of the three, the arrest of Osborne, one of the blue-eyed boys of British racing, was the most striking.

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