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Having a lifeless or dull gaze, typically because one is ill or intoxicated. You're looking pretty glassy-eyed—are you sure you don't have a fever? Last time I saw them, they were at the bar down the street and looking glassy-eyed.

the glassy

Exceptional or excellent. Primarily heard in Australia. This burger's the glassy, mate!
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the (or just the) glassy

the most excellent person or thing. Australian informal
In mid 20th-century surfing slang, a glassy is an extremely smooth wave offering excellent surfing conditions.
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mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated; drugged or suffering from an illness. Mary is looking sort of glassy-eyed, and it’s only midnight.
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