I'm looking for an idiom which means someone is very dear to me. It could be used instead of the following expression in bold, for example.

I can't let my daughter marry a stranger! I didn't find her on the street! She's my own flesh and blood.

By the expression in bold, I mean my daughter is not like a neglected child. She is too dear to be married off to a stranger.

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    I didn't find her on the street.
    – Lambie
    Apr 16, 2021 at 20:26

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She's the apple of my eye.
She's my pride and joy.
Or even simply She's my daughter (emphasis on "daughter" rather than "my") could imply all the rest.

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