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English definition of “favourite son”

favourite son

noun [S] UK (US favorite son)    
a famous person , especially a politician , who is supported and praised by people in the area they come fromLiking more
(Definition of favourite son noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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