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Blue-eyed boy

From The Great War 1914-1918

Blue-eyed boy A friend, a pal or a pet. Often used to imply favouritism on the part of a superior officer, e.g. "He does as he likes; he's the Major's blue-eyed boy."[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.28.
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