something or someone very precious or dear:
His new baby girl was the apple of his eye.
The favorite object of a person’s love or affection: “Linda was fond of all the horses on the ranch, but the little palomino was the apple of her eye.”
Special favorite, beloved person or thing, as in The youngest was the apple of his father’s eye. This term, which rests on the ancients’ idea that the eye’s pupil is apple-shaped and that eyes are particularly precious, appears in the Bible (Deuteronomy 32:10). [ Early 1600s ]
- Apple of peru
a plant, Nicandra physalodes, of the nightshade family, having large blue flowers.
- Apple open collaboration environment
apple open collaboration environment tool (AOCE) Software for electronic mail and directory services. (1995-03-08)
- Apple pandowdy
Chiefly New England. a deep-dish apple pie or cobbler, usually sweetened with molasses.
- Apple pie
pertaining to or embodying traditional American values: apple-pie virtues; an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against. Contemporary Examples As all-around marvelous as motherhood and apple pie; pretty much everyone is theoretically in favor. How Product Labeling Killed Some Truly Righteous Weed and Might Even Raise Your Hospital Bill Megan McArdle May 7, 2013 […]