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my eye!

An expression of dismissal, disbelief, or disdain for something someone has just said. A: "It's bad luck to step on the cracks in the sidewalk, you know." B: "Bad luck, my eye! I don't go in for superstitious nonsense like that." A: "I think I'm going to drop out of college." B: "My eye, you are! You've got one more year to go, and you are going to finish it for Pete's sake!"

my eye

Like hell, that's nonsense, as in You were at the library all day? My eye, you were! This slangy expression of disbelief was first recorded in 1842. From about 1800 to the 1930s the same term was used to indicate surprise ( My eye, she's been promoted after all.) but this usage seems to be obsolete.
See also: eye

my eye

Slang
In no way; not at all. Used interjectionally.
See also: eye
References in classic literature ?
There was the same instant of unthinkable cold and utter darkness that I had experienced twenty years before, and then I opened my eyes in another world, beneath the burning rays of a hot sun, which beat through a tiny opening in the dome of the mighty forest in which I lay.
As I buttered a piece of bread my eyes chanced to rest upon my hand.
But don't make me angry, you wooden beast, or my eyes will flash fire and burn you up.
185-190) `So soon as ever I saw you with my eyes, goddess, I knew that you were divine; but you did not tell me truly.
At last I was forced to rise for air, and as I cast a terrified glance in the direction of the Mahars and the thipdars I was almost stunned to see that not a single one remained upon the rocks where I had last seen them, nor as I searched the temple with my eyes could I discern any within it.
The sight that met my eyes as I stepped out upon a small ledge which ran before the entrance of the cave filled me with consternation.