favorite son


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favorite son

n.
1. A man favored for nomination as a presidential candidate by his own state delegates at a national political convention.
2. A famous man viewed proudly by others who are from the same geographic area, such as a town or state, or who share some other group identity.

favorite son

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a politician popular in his home state but little admired beyond it

fa′vorite son′



n.
1. a person nominated as a presidential candidate at a national political convention by the delegates from his or her home state.
2. an eminent, successful man who is highly regarded in his hometown or state.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.favorite son - a United States politician favored mainly in his or her home statefavorite son - a United States politician favored mainly in his or her home state
campaigner, candidate, nominee - a politician who is running for public office
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favorite son

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He was the favorite son, you know, and I sometimes think that my father may have told him more than he ever told me.
Hours after the President's remark, Baste posted that he really loved being his father's favorite son.
In retrospect, the controlled catatonia of Gosling's previous perfs is nothing compared with the balled list he plays here, a cipher easily upstaged by Kristin Scott Thomas' lip-smacking turn as a vindictive she-wolf who travels to Bangkok seeking atonement for the death of her favorite son.
Late last month, we were trying to track down a favorite son of Arkansas: Levon Helm, famed musicmaker and legendary singer/drummer for The Band.
Released in the 250th anniversary year of Robert Burns, Scotland's favorite son born in 1759, the Isle of Arran Distillers created this blended Scotch that has a medium finish touched with spice and a toffee, fig, and dry oak and vanilla palate.
Rochester, MN's favorite son, Dallas Rockvam, earned his wings and will be joining the rest of the Brigadiers over at Powell in time for their upcoming Fun/vid, smiling shiners and all.
The Kenyans were happy, and hoping that their favorite son, Barack Obama, would be the next President of the United States, as if that will somehow solve their problems.
Eddie Brown, the legendary favorite son of the West Coast, performed happily on the festival circuit of the 1980s.
Overnight, Frist went from favorite son to public enemy number one.
Local people say that numerous baby boys have been named Barack in recent months, a tribute to the village's favorite son.
In Battle, a beleaguered white socialite invites 700 of her closest friends to an engagement party fur her favorite son and his African-American fiancee, a Hooters girl.
When Christopher Reeve first put on Superman's cape in 1978 there had already been a dozen films about the man of steel, and by the time Tom Welling stepped into the role of the boy from Smallville in 2001 there had been six TV series about Krypton's favorite son.