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gleam in (one's) eye
1. A facial expression that denotes happiness, amusement, or knowledge of a secret. Just when Rita thought all hope was lost, Jared got a gleam in his eye that told her he had a plan to get them both out of that sticky situation.
2. A hope or plan that is not yet in existence. You were not even a gleam in your mother's eye when that photo was taken.
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 eyealso 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)