glint in (one's) eye(s)

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glint in (one's) eye(s)

1. A brief and subtle expression in one's eye(s) indicating a hidden or secret emotion, agenda, idea, plan, etc. She said that she was happy for both of them, but I knew by the glint in her eye that she despised Mark's new girlfriend. My father, with a glint in his eyes, told me that I would get the best present after the party was over.
2. A person or thing that has been planned or discussed but has not yet come into being. Jonathan says he's going to write the great American novel, but it's just a glint in his eye at this point. I knew your parents back when you were just a glint in their eyes.
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She said: "One of my sister's friends called me and said she was worried about the glint in her eye.
When one asked her granny after she got married again in her 80s, if he kept her back warm at night, she answered, with a glint in her eye, 'And then some'.
Your Poem OUR TAYLOR JANE We cannot deny it, so I must proclaim, she's pretty as a picture, our Taylor Jane Sweet as candy, cuddly and cute, a little miss heartthrob, a Liverpool beaut She poses for the camera with a glint in her eye, a cheeky smile, little miss I'm not shy She's nearly three and we'd just like to say, many happy returns, and have a lovely birthday This special wish from us to you, is filled with hugs and kisses too Have lots of fun and jelly and ice-cream, love from Nan, Grandad, Auntie Louise and Uncle Liam xxxx by Anna Mahon, Norris Green s
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The first is she genuinely believes the hint of a glint in her eye is a strong enough sign to the rest of us that she's using irony to raise a laugh.
``What do you mean?'' answered Kim, with a trademark suggestive glint in her eye, ``who says I was faking it?''
The 34D beauty sported a teasing smile and wicked glint in her eye as she posed in itsy-bitsy polka dot undies and fluffy mules.
It has taken months for the physical and mental scars to heal, but there was a glint in her eye before last week's Nasdaq 100 Open.
With a cheeky grin and a glint in her eye, curvy Pamela Anderson is the latest starlet to flaunt a baby bump for the camera.
But blonde beauty Emma, 23, who had a cheeky glint in her eyes, knew Ray was only joking and pushed him away seconds after this picture.
Glint In her Eyes looks the one to be in the Systematic Telecoms Maiden Stakes.