someone's pride and joy

someone's pride and joy
a person or possession that gives someone a lot of happiness and satisfaction

That car is her pride and joy.


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  • someone's pride and joy — someone’s pride and joy phrase a person or possession that gives someone a lot of happiness and satisfaction That car is her pride and joy. Thesaurus: popularity or popular things and placessynonym Main entry: pride …   Useful english dictionary

  • pride and joy — someone or something that makes you very proud and happy Our children are our pride and joy. The car is his pride and joy. • • • Main Entry: ↑pride …   Useful english dictionary

  • pride — pride1 [ praıd ] noun ** 1. ) uncount a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you get when you, or someone connected with you, have achieved something special: You could see the pride in their faces when they talked about their daughter s… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pride — I UK [praɪd] / US noun Word forms pride : singular pride plural prides ** 1) [uncountable] a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you get when you, or someone connected with you, have achieved something special You could see the pride in… …   English dictionary

  • pride — 1 /praId/ noun (U) 1 FEELING OF PLEASURE a feeling of satisfaction and pleasure in what you have done, or in what someone connected with you has done: show/feel/take pride in (doing)sth: The employees all show great pride in their company. | She… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pride — pride1 W3S3 [praıd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(feeling of pleasure)¦ 2¦(respect)¦ 3¦(too much pride)¦ 4 take pride in your work/appearance etc 5 somebody s pride and joy 6 the pride of something 7 have/take pride of place 8¦(lions)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pride — [[t]pra͟ɪd[/t]] ♦♦♦ prides, priding, prided 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N in n/ing Pride is a feeling of satisfaction which you have because you or people close to you have done something good or possess something good. ...the sense of pride in a job well… …   English dictionary

  • joy — [[t]ʤɔ͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦♦ joys 1) N UNCOUNT Joy is a feeling of great happiness. Salter shouted with joy. ...tears of joy. 2) N COUNT: with supp A joy is something or someone that makes you feel happy or gives you great pleasure. One can never learn all… …   English dictionary

  • pride — prideful, adj. pridefully, adv. pridefulness, n. prideless, adj. pridelessly, adv. /pruyd/, n., v., prided, priding. n. 1. a high or inordinate opinion of one s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or… …   Universalium

  • pride*/ — [praɪd] noun I 1) [U] a feeling of pleasure at your own achievements or those of someone you love They take a lot of pride in their daughter s career.[/ex] 2) [U] a feeling of respect for yourself Syn: dignity Their win has restored national… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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