Meaning of the apple of one's eye in English:

the apple of one's eye

phrase

  • A person of whom one is extremely fond and proud.

    ‘a daughter who had ceased to be the apple of her father's eye’
    • ‘He adored her, she was the apple of his eye and she loved her dad.’
    • ‘Your child is quite rightly the apple of your eye.’
    • ‘And I know that to every mummy and daddy, they are the apple of their eye, the perfect centre of their Universe.’
    • ‘You are the apple of my eye - forever you'll stay in my heart!’
    • ‘She was the apple of my eye because she was always smiling.’
    • ‘He also has a 12 year old daughter Alison, the apple of his eye.’
    • ‘I can't remember my Grandfather but apparently I was the apple of his eye.’
    • ‘Everyone seemed to be the apple of her eye as she tripped from one festoon corner to another to relish the savoury dish.’
    • ‘The eldest of these, Katie, is the apple of his eye.’
    • ‘Ramona was the apple of his eye, no ship or captain or crew could have pulled him away from her, not even the insistent calling of the ocean herself.’
    sweetheart, loved one, love, true love, lady love, darling, dearest, dear one, lover, girlfriend, boyfriend, young lady, young man, woman friend, lady friend, man friend, beau, admirer, worshipper, inamorata, inamorato