Apple of His Eye

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Definition:

a cherished person.
Eg. ‘She is the apple of my eye.’

Description:

In old English, the pupil of the eye was called ‘the apple.’

The pupil was thought to be spherical and solid and was the main part, or crucial part, of the eye.



Source:

'Who touchith you, shall touch the apple of his own eye,' Coverdale Bible (1535)

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