a twinkle in (one's) daddy's eye(redirected from a twinkle in one's daddy's eye)
a twinkle in (one's) daddy'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 daddy's eye. Don't lecture me on proper grammar, intern! I've been editing this newspaper since you were just a twinkle in your daddy's eye!
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