a beloved daughter; the apple of one’s eye
"掌上明珠(zhǎngshàng míngzhǔ)" literally means a valuable pearl in one’s palm. It is a metaphor to refer to the child, usually the daughter, who is dearly loved by his/her parents.
Tā shì jiālǐ jǐnyǒu de nǚér, bèi fùmǔ shìwéi zhǎngshàng míngzhǔ, bèishòu jiārén guān’ài.
As the only daughter, she is the apple of her parents’ eye, and loved by all her families.
Xiànzài xǔduō háizi zài jiāzhōng dōushì zhǎngshàng míngzhū, fùmǔ duì tāmen jiāoshēng guànyǎng, yǎngchéng le yìxiē huài xíguàn.
Nowadays many children are treasured a lot by their families. They are spoiled and developed bad habits.