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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He had a glint in his eye and a smile on his face, and he listened well.
He had a glint in his eye when he smiled and a sheepish grin when he was going to tease you.
It's a car culture, we are car guys and we like driving vehicles," he says with a glint in his eye.
I devilishly enjoy playing this character," says De Shields with a glint in his eye, "because in the history of the black man in America, we've either been superhuman or subhuman, and all through this spectrum we've always had this incredible sexual prowess.
On Monday, two days before his start against the Atlanta Braves, Dodgers pitcher Kevin Brown has a glint in his eye, a black Sharpie marker in his right hand and a flock of fans at his feet.