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fair-haired boy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfair-haired boyˌfair-haired ˈboy noun [countable] American English old-fashioned informal  SUCCESSFULsomeone who is likely to succeed because someone in authority likes them syn blue-eyed boy British English the boss’s fair-haired boy
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fair-haired boyJones is the boss's fair-haired boy.
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