glassy-eyed


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glassy-eyed

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.

glass(y)-eyed

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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Several fans expressed their outrage on Twitter and claimed that the 25-year old Barbadian recording artist was "obviously" drunk as she appeared "glassy-eyed", and some even felt that there was "lack of actual singing", during the latest leg of her 'Diamonds World Tour', Radar Online reported.
He said he hardly speaks to Brown, whom he described as sometimes appearing "glassy-eyed."
Like glassy-eyed screen junkies, casual consumers of language--whether poetry or narrative, the New York Times or Genesis, want-ads or greeting cards--often ignore the reach and density of the technology that so entirely enthralls them.
Belly laughs went hand in fingerless-gloved hand with genuine pathos, no more so than in the final episode of Christmas 1974 where Harold dusts off his old school cap ("We couldn't afford the rest of the uniform") and quietly reads the motto emblazoned on its badge to Albert, who just sits in glassy-eyed silence.
Glassy-eyed, glossy-haired songstress Taylor was the perfect preppy girlfriend to be welcomed into the Kennedy clan, and appeared to be channelling the golden years of the family dynasty in 60s-style shorts and crop tops.
Crowded, fair enough, but at 9.45am it was littered with empty bottles and cans of beer, wines and spirits, and scores and scores of racegoers already glassy-eyed and pretty boisterous.
Paul Fox was glassy-eyed when he was stopped by police and fell asleep in a squad car as he was driven away for questioning.
Being sleep-deprived during maternity leave is tiring, but there are opportunities to catch a few winks during your baby's naps or at the very least to recline on the sofa staring glassy-eyed at daytime TV.
The result, he contends, is conference calls during which participants routinely lose interest in the conversation and mute their phones to tidy their desks, Power Point presentations that induce glassy-eyed stares rather than understanding, and hours wasted in meetings where nothing is actually achieved or resolved.
Loss was everywhere, however, and when I finally returned to the city after a few days, sagging shoulders and hollow, glassy-eyed stares were all too common.
For some of us, cutting back has come as something of a relief this holiday season, because it gives us a chance to back out of the rampant shopping mode that brings little but stress on the part of the givers, and glassy-eyed disinterest on the part of the receivers.
The chat show host emerged with lipstick smeared across his gob and a glassy-eyed expression.
It s the greatest feeling in the world, being a mother," a glassy-eyed Clijsters told the cheering crowd after her heart-tugging comeback win at the hardcourt major.
Perhaps the British expression comes from the rather glassy-eyed expression some inebriates acquire after a long session of imbibing unwisely and too well?
You see that the other pilot has a glassy-eyed daze and that he is wearing a defective oxygen mask.