blue-eyed boy (plural blue-eyed boys) (British), (Australian)
- (idiomatic, informal, usually derogatory) The favourite, especially a young one, of especially someone in power; a fair-haired boy (US), (Australian)
1919, P. G. Wodehouse, A Damsel in Distress:
- ...this cove was so deucedly civil, and all that, that now she won't look at anybody else. He's the blue-eyed boy, and everybody else is an also-ran.
2004, Jonathan Stroud, The Golem's Eye:
- "Keep it up, Mandrake," he said. "Just keep it up. You may be the Prime Minister's blue-eyed boy now, but how long's that going to last if you don't deliver?"
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see blue, eyed, boy.
someone's favourite, especially a young one