twinkle in (one's) father's eye

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twinkle in (one's) father's eye

A phrase used to describe the time before one's birth. I never knew my grandparents; they died when I was just a twinkle in my father's eye.
See also: eye, twinkle
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Human beings have been telling each other fables and morals before even Aesop was a twinkle in his father's eye.