do someone in the eye
do (one) in the eye
To foil, stymie, or embarrass one. I don't trust that guy after he did me in the eye and stole that opportunity from me.
See also: eye
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do someone in the eyedefraud, 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.
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