fair-haired\ boy

noun informal
A person that gets special favors; favorite; pet.

If he wins the election by a large majority, he will become his party's fair-haired boy.

The local boy playing first base could do no wrong; he was the fair-haired boy of the fans.

Charles was a good student and behaved very well; he became the teacher's fair-haired boy.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • fair-haired boy — {n.}, {informal} A person that gets special favors; favorite; pet. * /If he wins the election by a large majority, he will become his party s fair haired boy./ * /The local boy playing first base could do no wrong; he was the fair haired boy of… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fair-haired boy — {n.}, {informal} A person that gets special favors; favorite; pet. * /If he wins the election by a large majority, he will become his party s fair haired boy./ * /The local boy playing first base could do no wrong; he was the fair haired boy of… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fair-haired boy — n AmE old fashioned informal someone who is likely to succeed because someone in authority likes them British Equivalent: blue eyed boy ▪ the boss s fair haired boy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fair-haired boy — noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL someone who is liked by a person who has power or influence, and who is therefore likely to be successful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fair-haired boy — fair haired boy, Informal. a favorite …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair-haired boy — n. a promising young man; a young man who receives favoritism. □ Ted is the boss’s fair haired boy now, but he’ll be just like the rest of us in a month. □ He’d have been fired if he wasn’t the fair haired boy …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • fair-haired boy —    someone unfairly favoured    He may be dark haired, or bald, but he is being helped to political office or promotion beyond his deserts:     Alexandrov s too old to go after the post himself... Gerasimov s his fair haired boy. (Clancy, 1988)… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • fair-haired boy — favorite boy, favorite man    He s the fair haired boy in this office. They think he s perfect …   English idioms

  • fair-haired boy — noun (C) AmE informal someone who is likely to succeed because someone in authority likes them; blue­eyed boy especially BrE : the boss s fair haired boy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fair-haired boy — idi+inf fair haired boy, an up and coming person; favorite …   From formal English to slang

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