wordy wednesday: apple of my eye

Today’s idiom: apple of my eye

Meaning: something or someone who is cherished above everything and everyone else

Origin: Before it became known as a pupil, the central part of the eye was known as the “apple.”  This is a very old phrase, originally found in the Bible and often attributed to King Aelfred in AD 885.  Sir Walter Scott popularized the use of the phrase in his book Old Mortality in 1816.

Sources: phrases. wikipedia


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