flash (someone) a smile

flash (someone) a smile

To smile at someone, usually quickly and unexpectedly. She was sad this morning, but I think she's feeling better now—she flashed me a smile before she left.
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flash a smile (at someone)

Fig. to smile quickly and perhaps briefly at someone. She flashed a smile at me as if she recognized me.
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flash somebody a ˈsmile, ˈlook, etc.

smile, look, etc. at somebody suddenly and quickly: She flashed him a quick smile, then was gone before he could say anything.
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