English Idiom – The apple of somebody’s eye.

Meaning – The person that you love the most. A person that you cherish or adore more than anyone else.

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When could you use this idiom?

  • You are describing your feelings for your partner.
  • Somebody is telling their son or daughter how much they mean to them.
  • A loved one is letting you know how important you are.
  • Somebody is letting you know that they have a romantic interest in you!


  • “My daughter is awesome and I hate spending time away from her. She is the apple of my eye and I miss her so much!”

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What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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