gleam in (one's) eye

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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
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The gun-toting, snakeobsessed Paraguayan with a dangerous gleam in his eye plans to use them as bait to catch the gigantic killer reptile, and Voight's exit is one not to be missed.
WE'VE all been there, trapped in a tight space with a bloke with wandering hands, a lecherous gleam in his eye and the notion he's somehow entitled to paw you like an affectionate cat.
Lee tried to act like bionic man as he gave pals piggyback rides outside the Light Bar, London, with a deranged gleam in his eye, while Simon looked as though he had hypnotic powers when he appeared with two pretty girls on his arm.
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Charles, settling himself on the, throne of his cable-access empire, sporting a, lemon-custard jacket, a paisley necktie for a belt, and a gleam in his eye born of more than one martini.