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give (one's) eyeteeth

To go to any length or relinquish anything of value in order to have or be able to do something. Almost always used after the modal verb "would." Oh, I would give my eyeteeth to be able to write like you! You mother has always said she would give her eyeteeth for your beautiful curly hair.
See also: eyetooth, give

give (one's) eyeteeth for (something)

To go to any length or relinquish anything of value in order to obtain some specific thing in return. Almost always used after the modal verb "would." Oh, I would give my eyeteeth for curly hair like yours. She said she'd give her eyeteeth for a chance to meet the singer in person.
See also: eyetooth, give
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give one's eyeteeth

(for someone or something) Go to give one's right arm (for someone or something).
See also: eyetooth, give
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the case of Surtees senior, it means consultancy work around the world at motoring museums, and a job anyone who has sat behind a wheel would give eye teeth for.