apple of his eye

apple of his eye

- Results from the fact that the pupil of the eye was called the "apple" in earlier English because it was thought to be a solid sphere.
See also related terms for pupil.
References in classic literature ?
The men made Maggie fear, but she blushed at Pete's words as it became apparent to her that she was the apple of his eye.
Literally, I was (what he often called me) the apple of his eye. He saw nature--he saw books through me; and never did I weary of gazing for his behalf, and of putting into words the effect of field, tree, town, river, cloud, sunbeam--of the landscape before us; of the weather round us--and impressing by sound on his ear what light could no longer stamp on his eye.
He groped along as stealthily, with as cautious a tread, and as wary an outlook, as a thief entering a chamber where a man lies only half asleep -- or, it may be, broad awake -- with purpose to steal the very treasure which this man guards as the apple of his eye. In spite of his premeditated carefulness, the floor would now and then creak; his garments would rustle; the shadow of his presence, in a forbidden proximity, would be thrown across his victim.
Mr Merdle intimated that Society was the apple of his eye, and that its claims were paramount to every other consideration.
The owner of the axe, as he released his hold on it, said that it was the apple of his eye; but I returned it sharper than I received it.
The story is about a guy hesitant in revealing his feelings as he waits for the perfect time to confess to the only apple of his eye.
And while the club is far from the apple of his eye, the retired midfielder reckons the Hoops are serious title contenders this year.
Guillermo's greatest joys in life were spending time with family and raising his pit bull dogs, who were the apple of his eye. Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
As Toni realizes she still has feelings for her ex, Alex gets in the way telling he is now the apple of his eye. Will Mary Anne walk down the aisle with the man of her dreams?
He was also a marvellously good writer, giving the language many memorable phrases such as "the apple of his eye" and "go the extra mile".
COX IS APPLE OF HIS EYE: Courteney shows her sleek shape while on holiday with Johnny
However, their recent breakup also brought hope to not just bachelors out there but also for other single ladies who have always dreamed of becoming the actor's new apple of his eye.