do (someone) in the eye

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do (someone) in the eye

To foil, stymie, or embarrass someone. I don't trust that guy after he did me in the eye and took that opportunity I wanted.
See also: eye

do someone in the eye

defraud, thwart, or humiliate someone.
1930 J. B. Priestley Angel Pavement He'd invented the job five minutes before, just to do mother in the eye.
See also: eye, someone