the usual US name for blue-eyed boy
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How to use fair-haired boy in a sentence
He was trying to make himself appear the fair-haired boy in front of Sergeant McGinty.
Napoleon holds by the hand a fair-haired boy of three, the little King of Rome.Napoleon's Young Neighbor | Helen Leah Reed
Coming down the path towards them, they saw a fair-haired boy.Stories of King Arthur's Knights | Mary MacGregor
She sat by the couch of a fair-haired boy, who was that day mortally wounded.The Funny Side of Physic | A. D. Crabtre
A fair-haired boy came spurring up the slope, his face all aglow with the speed of his running.Bob, Son of Battle | Alfred Ollivant
Other Idioms and Phrases with fair-haired boy
A favorite, a person who is given special treatment. For example, Today the attorney general is the governor's fair-haired boy. This term alludes to the preference of blond (“fair”) hair over dark hair. [Late 1800s]
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