give (one) the evil eye

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give (one) the evil eye

To give one a hateful, malicious, or villainous look or stare that suggests or is thought to be capable of inflicting harm or misfortune. I saw him giving me the evil eye, so I turned around and walked the other way.
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give someone the evil eye

see under evil eye.
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give someone the evil eye

If you give someone the evil eye, you look at them in an angry or threatening way. If I'm rude to her, she'll give me the evil eye.
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give somebody the evil ˈeye

look at somebody in a very angry, unfriendly or unpleasant way, as if you are trying to harm them by magic power: I don’t know why you’re giving me the evil eye — I haven’t done anything wrong!
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Forget smoke-filled bingo halls, where callers drone monotonously and die-hards give you the evil eye if you dare to talk.