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bowl (someone) a googly

To present someone with a question, situation, or piece of information that is surprising or unexpected. Taken from cricket, in which a "googly" is a ball thrown counter to that which the batsman expects. Primarily heard in UK. Dave really bowled me a googly when he asked if I'd like to go on a date with him. The manager bowled us a googly by announcing we'd have this Friday off.
See also: bowl, googly

throw (someone) a googly

To present (someone with) a question, situation, or piece of information that is surprising or unexpected. Taken from cricket, in which a "googly" is a ball thrown counter to that which the batsman expects. Primarily heard in UK. Dave really threw me a googly when he asked if I'd like to go on a date with him. The manager decided to throw a googly by letting his staff have Friday off.
See also: googly, throw

goggle-eyed

1. With the eyes open very wide in surprise. I have some great pictures of the kids looking positively goggle-eyed at the zoo. Mary's announcement that she was pregnant left most of us goggle-eyed.
2. slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really goggle-eyed!

googly-eyed

1. Staring at someone or something in surprise with the eyes open very wide. I have some great pictures of the kids looking positively googly-eyed at the zoo. Mary's announcement that she was pregnant left most of us googly-eyed.
2. Looking visibly enamored or smitten with someone. Often said of two people who are romantically interested in each other. Well, if you keep staring at her all googly-eyed, she'll know you like her sooner than later!

googly eyes

Small plastic discs that are typically used in craft projects as eyes. (The white background of the disc is fixed, but the black part can move, somewhat resembling the pupil of a human eye.) Often applied to any sort of puppet or cartoon that has eyes that move in a similarly "wild" manner. I have the kids putting googly eyes on pipe cleaners—that should entertain them for a while. Cookie Monster is known for his googly eyes.
See also: eye, googly

goggle-eyed

and googly-eyed (ˈgɑglæɑɪd and ˈgugliɑɪd)
mod. alcohol intoxicated and staring. Willy was goggle-eyed and couldn’t stand up.

googly-eyed

verb
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Cut shapes for heads, beaks and ears and then glue them together - don't forget the googly eyes!
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What You Need: (Makes one chick) * 1-by-5-inch strip of colored fun foam * Craft glue * 2 1-inch yellow pom poms * Half an eggshell, washed and dried * 2 tiny yellow pom poms * Safety scissors * 1/2 -inch piece of orange fun foam * 2 small googly eyes What You Do:
* Give every student a few googly eyes and a glue stick
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By bending the pipe cleaners into shape, then wrapping them with frizzy year, and finishing them with floppy ears and googly eyes, these do-it-yourself creations offer inexpensive fun and fascination.