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.
See also: glint
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She said: "One of my sister's friends called me and said she was worried about the glint in her eye.
When one asked her granny after she got married again in her 80s, if he kept her back warm at night, she answered, with a glint in her eye, 'And then some'.
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
There was a glint in her eye, she was happy beyond belief, she was
Debra Ryerson showed off the contents of her shopping bag outside Topanga Plaza on Monday with a victorious glint in her eye.
It has taken months for the physical and mental scars to heal, but there was a glint in her eye before last week's Nasdaq 100 Open.
With a cheeky grin and a glint in her eye, curvy Pamela Anderson is the latest starlet to flaunt a baby bump for the camera.
Since stepping up in trip, Glint In her Eye has been on the upgrade and she can land the spoils here.