give (one's) eye teeth for (something)

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give (one's) eye teeth for (something)

Said when one would yield anything in order to receive some specific thing in return. Oh, I would give my eye teeth for curly hair like yours.
See also: eye, give, teeth

give your eye teeth for

go to any lengths in order to obtain something.
The eye teeth are the two canine teeth in the upper jaw.
1930 W. Somerset Maugham Cakes & Ale He'd give his eye-teeth to have written a book half as good.
See also: eye, give, teeth