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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A contemporary, life-sized painting in Speke Hall reveals a man with a knowing glint in his eye.
Oh he has the glint in his eye and he's 90 years of age.
Hooligan-fast yet sober-suited, it's the perfect ride for the practical bloke with a glint in his eye.
Two months later she took him to the pediatrician for a rash and asked her to check the glint in his eye.
Michael Owen, pictured right, has proved that away from the television cameras he's actually a cheeky chappy with a mischievous glint in his eye.
KILLER Simon Harris poses for the camera at a family reunion - but can't hide the evil glint in his eye.
It's a car culture, we are car guys and we like driving vehicles," he says with a glint in his eye.
He was a charming man with a sparkling glint in his eye given to writing on scraps of paper.
Has anyone noticed the glint in his eye as he gives out his so-called ``inf ormation''?
As ever, Huey was the lovable master of ceremonies with a cheeky glint in his eye, playing to the ladies in the audience.
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.
glint in his eye and a taste for blood, Brock is the guy that
We are so proud of Jack and the way he dealt with his disease, with a smile and a glint in his eye.
Wyatt has a nervous habit of refluxing eggs out out of his mouth when agitated, while Earnest uses people's seats as walkways (even when people are sitting in them), and he gets an evil glint in his eye when he happens to have a mouthful of water.
With a glint in his eye, he said, 'This is going to be fun,' before telling us his mum was in the audience.