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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But he recalls them all with a glint in his eye and the rueful relish of a pantomime villain that makes it difficult not to imagine it's a role he is secretly happy to play - even in the Premier League.
FORMER Test captain Alastair Cook hopes to keep churning out the hundreds for England in a side led with a "glint in his eye" by his successor Joe Root.
A contemporary, life-sized painting in Speke Hall reveals a man with a knowing glint in his eye. Here was a man who enjoyed his celebrity.
TINY West Highland Terrier Joey looks up with a glint in his eye at Rottweiler Zara after they somehow got it together to create a family of "Wotties".
Hooligan-fast yet sober-suited, it's the perfect ride for the practical bloke with a glint in his eye. Mind you, at pounds 72,000, it's also the world's most expensive wagon.
Michael Owen, pictured right, has proved that away from the television cameras he's actually a cheeky chappy with a mischievous glint in his eye.
KILLER Simon Harris poses for the camera at a family reunion - but can't hide the evil glint in his eye.
It's a car culture, we are car guys and we like driving vehicles," he says with a glint in his eye.
He was a charming man with a sparkling glint in his eye given to writing on scraps of paper.
Has anyone noticed the glint in his eye as he gives out his so-called ``inf ormation''?
As ever, Huey was the lovable master of ceremonies with a cheeky glint in his eye, playing to the ladies in the audience.
Recalling the occasion, Simon says, "He looked at me for about 30 seconds as if he wondered whether there could be something in it." And with a glint in his eye, the Ceredigion MP adds, "We were even prepared to consider making Shrewsbury the Welsh capital."
"I devilishly enjoy playing this character," says De Shields with a glint in his eye, "because in the history of the black man in America, we've either been superhuman or subhuman, and all through this spectrum we've always had this incredible sexual prowess.
Mr Blair turned to me with a glint in his eye, grinned and said: "Well, he's pleased to be here," then the music started and we were back on air.
With a glint in his eye, he said, 'This is going to be fun,' before telling us his mum was in the audience.