a twinkle in (one's) daddy's eye

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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! A: "Mom, you were in a rock band?" B: "Oh, that was a long time ago—back when you were just a twinkle in your daddy's eye."
See also: eye, twinkle
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