Apple of your eye
Something or, more often, someone that is very special to you is the ‘apple of your’ eye.
(USA) The Big Apple is New York.
Ahead of time
If something happens ahead of time, it happens early or before the set time.
This can be used to with the meaning ‘very much’- if you like something big time, you like it a lot.
Call the tune
The person who calls the tune makes the important decisions about something.
(UK) If someone has or goes for an early bath, they quit or lose
their job or position earlier than expected because things have gone
Hit the mark
If someone hits the mark, they are right about something