give (one's) eyeteeth to (do something)(redirected from give his eye teeth to do)
give (one's) eyeteeth to (do something)
To go to any length or relinquish anything of value in order to 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! She said she'd give her eyeteeth to meet the singer in person.
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would give your eye teethBRITISH, INFORMAL
If you would give your eye teeth for something or to do something, you would love to have or do that thing. He's the most exciting man I've ever worked with, and I'd give my eye teeth to do something with him again. I'd give my eye teeth for an opportunity to join that company. Note: A person's eye teeth are their canine teeth, the pointed teeth near the front of their mouth.
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