gleam in (one's) eye

(redirected from gleam in her eye)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

gleam in (one's) eye

1. A facial expression that denotes happiness, amusement, or knowledge of a secret. Just when Rita thought all hope was lost, Jared got a gleam in his eye that told her he had a plan to get them both out of that sticky situation.
2. A hope or plan that is not yet in existence. You were not even a gleam in your mother's eye when that photo was taken.
See also: eye, gleam

a gleam (or twinkle) in someone's eye

1 a barely formed idea. 2 a child who has not yet been conceived. humorous
See also: eye, gleam
References in periodicals archive ?
PARIS Hilton had a gleam in her eye as she went shopping for sunglasses - but seemed blinded by choice.
This woman has the same wry sense of humor, the same love of old movies, the same gleam in her eyes. She has changed, yes, but so much of her is still there, and she shares it with me every day.