blue-eyed boy

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blue-eyed boy

n
informal chiefly Brit the favourite or darling of a person or group. Usual US equivalent: fair-haired boy

blue-eyed boy

fair-haired boy
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Then came Polychrome and Button-Bright, and the people loved the Rainbow's pretty Daughter and the beautiful blue-eyed boy as soon as they saw them.
He had been afraid of this smooth-skinned, blue-eyed boy. She was quit of him--something no other man had dared attempt for her.
Those who had claimed that they would collect Rs8,000 billion in taxes could not amass even half of it, he said, adding that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's leadership had opposed the amnesty scheme massively, while the prime minister himself publicised it to benefit his government's 'blue-eyed boys'.
He was at the Defence ministry during the troubled years of Shifta war and when President Idi Amin of Uganda was threatening to annex parts of Kenya events which would lead to strengthening of the army.BLUE-EYED BOYSUnlike his age-mates, Charles Njonjo, Kenneth Matiba, and John Michuki, who found solace in politics after a career in civil service, Mr Kiereini chose to stay away and became one of the blue-eyed boys of blue-chip companies among them East African Breweries where he was chairman for a record 24 years and motor-dealer CMC Limited, where he would exit under a cloud of controversial dealings.
Gone are the days when state jobs were being doled out to a few blue-eyed boys and girls, who had passed the loyalty test.
"They just want their own, blue-eyed boys as civil servants, no one else." "Wajid Zia is a fine officer, who has directed the Panama investigations well.
Dr Talat deplored that the people who betrayed the PPP during repressive eras and joined other parties have now become blue-eyed boys of Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur.
"The protest was led by Zafar Qambrani, who was accompanied by Abdul Salam Lango, Naimatullah and others.They accused the concerned department of handing over the Rs260 million tenders, after 10 days of payment, "to their blue-eyed boys which is against the law".
Blue-eyed boys: Major Tom, Rebel, Ziggy and Bowie were named after late music icon David Bowie, top left, because of their unusual blue eyes
All hopes are pinned on blue-eyed boys Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who have done their clubs proud.
Searingly blue-eyed boys Steve McQueen (fire chief) and Paul Newman (architect) fan the flames as America's tallest building turns into the best of the 1970s disaster movies.
On administrative matters and in regard to the day to day affairs, the competent authority has been given blue-eyed boys, who failed to guard the national interest but worked hard to please masters.