Feature Word: Apple of His Eye

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)

Apple Pie Order

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Definition:

Neat and orderly.

Description:

‘It looks good, everything seems to be in apple pie order.’
Apparently comes from the French ‘nappes pliees’ meaning folded linen.

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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.



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