glint in (one's) eye(s)

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glint in (one's) eye(s)

1. A brief and subtle expression in one's eye(s) indicating a hidden or secret emotion, agenda, idea, plan, etc. She said that she was happy for both of them, but I knew by the glint in her eye that she despised Mark's new girlfriend. My father, with a glint in his eyes, told me that I would get the best present after the party was over.
2. A person or thing that has been planned or discussed but has not yet come into being. Jonathan says he's going to write the great American novel, but it's just a glint in his eye at this point. I knew your parents back when you were just a glint in their eyes.
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Your Poem OUR TAYLOR JANE We cannot deny it, so I must proclaim, she's pretty as a picture, our Taylor Jane Sweet as candy, cuddly and cute, a little miss heartthrob, a Liverpool beaut She poses for the camera with a glint in her eye, a cheeky smile, little miss I'm not shy She's nearly three and we'd just like to say, many happy returns, and have a lovely birthday This special wish from us to you, is filled with hugs and kisses too Have lots of fun and jelly and ice-cream, love from Nan, Grandad, Auntie Louise and Uncle Liam xxxx by Anna Mahon, Norris Green s
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