fair-haired boy


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fair-haired boy

n
the usual US name for blue-eyed boy
References in classic literature ?
Next she touched the image of a purple kitten that stood on the corner of a mantel, and as she pronounced the word "Ev" the kitten disappeared, and a pretty, fair-haired boy stood beside her.
Now she might return to the terrible Nome King in safety, carrying with her the prize she had won in the person of the fair-haired boy.
Why, perhaps the Prince and Princess may go to live in a country where there is a deep river, and perhaps they may have one only son, a little fair-haired boy with violet eyes like the Prince himself; and perhaps some day he may go out to walk with his nurse; and perhaps the nurse may go to sleep under a great elder-tree; and perhaps the little boy may fall into the deep river and be drowned.
It only serves you if you happen to be a producer's (or your boss's) fair-haired boy or girl.
Three years later a man spotted a fair-haired boy aged 10 or so playing with dark-haired lads on a beach on Rhodes.
The fair-haired boy sitting at the front of the picture is Wilf Mannion.
By early evening, the fair-haired boy who was waved off by his parents and returned home every day for his tea like clockwork had simply vanished.
Presiding magistrate Warwick Butler asked the small fair-haired boy to stand up twice - apparently not realising the accused was already standing because of his short stature.
The fair-haired boy or girl who just dances from success to success will easily stay in the first half of life forever.
2 and purportedly Eisner's fair-haired boy, was selected as CEO-designate.
Now ensconced at Trion, he becomes the fair-haired boy and quickly moves up the ladder, with more money than he ever imagined, a snazzy new car, and a fabulous new girlfriend.
He was a Golden Gloves boxer and an exceptional athlete known as "the fair-haired boy from Creswell."