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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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glint with something

to sparkle or shine with something. Her bright eyes glinted with the sunlight. The crystal goblet glinted with the orange firelight.
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NOTE: 3Dlabs and GLINT are registered trademarks and GLINT 500TX, GLINT MX, GLINT Delta and GLINT Gamma are trademarks of 3Dlabs Inc.
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NOTE: 3Dlabs, GLINT and PERMEDIA are registered trademarks and GLINT 500TX, GLINT MX, GLINT Delta and GLINT Gamma are trademarks of 3Dlabs Inc.
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Oh he has the glint in his eye and he's 90 years of age.
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