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gleam with something

to sparkle or shine with something. The crystal goblets gleamed with the sparkling candlelight. The glass gleamed with a bright reflection.
See also: gleam

a gleam in your eye

also a gleam in your eyes
something that is thought about or planned but not yet started I remember when that invention was just a gleam in his eyes.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of a gleam in your eye (a sudden expression of an emotion in your eye)
See also: eye, gleam
References in classic literature ?
As the funeral torches gleamed within that dark receptacle, there was no need of the Great Carbuncle to show the vanity of earthly pomp.
Here the half-pay officer, who was growing very muzzy and sleepy, and nodding over his liquor, with half-extinguished eye, suddenly gleamed up like an expiring rush-light.
Wolfert Webber, indeed, fancied that he distinguished a cry for help, and that he beheld the drowning man beckoning for assistance; but when the lightning again gleamed along the water all was void; neither man nor boat was to be seen,--nothing but the dashing and weltering of the waves as they hurried past.
The brilliant stones gleamed strangely against his smooth, brown hide.
His back-drawn, snarling lips exposed his great fighting fangs, and his little, wicked, blood-shot eyes gleamed in horrid reflection of his madness.
The Emperor's mild and handsome face was flushed and his eyes gleamed with resolution and anger.
Then he glanced stealthily over his shoulder and his eyes gleamed.
His eyes gleamed for a moment with a light which she did not understand.
With him rode the King of Majorca, the hostage King of Navarre, and the fierce Don Pedro of Spain, whose pale blue eyes gleamed with a sinister light as they rested once more upon the distant peaks of the land which had disowned him.
They threw glowing balls, which stuck on the wall and gleamed.
Engines growled and aluminium gleamed in the Bank Holiday sun as replicas of some of the world's best known sports cars converged at the National Agricultural Centre for the two-day event.
NEWHALL - George Washington was said to have a mouthful of wooden teeth, but when he arrived Tuesday for a news conference at a Santa Clarita television station, his mouth gleamed with shiny braces.