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give someone the hairy eyeball

stare at someone in a disapproving or angry way, especially with your eyelids partially lowered. North American informal
1992 Guy Vanderhaeghe Things As They Are The commissioner giving him the hairy eyeball all through the service didn't do anything for Reg's increasing bad humour either.
See also: eyeball, give, hairy

give somebody the hairy ˈeyeball

(American English, informal) look at somebody in a suspicious or disapproving way: When I say I’m into hunting, people either laugh or give me the hairy eyeball.
This refers to looking at somebody with your eyes slightly closed so that your eye is partly covered by your eyelashes.
See also: eyeball, give, hairy, somebody


mod. hazardous; difficult. That was a hairy experience!


1. mod. wild; exciting. We had a real hairy-ass time on the roller coaster.
2. mod. strong and virile. (Usually objectionable.) This big hairy-ass guy started to push us around.


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I've hairier rides at Parcs As for Beckham's film, while I do not doubt his family man credentials, his "I love my kids" routine was so relentless I suspect the "cease and desist" letter from Peter Andre's lawyer is already on its way.
From the thick foggy swamps of the Voodoo Bayou to Sam Hain's chilling Trail of Torment, the eerie darkness of Thorn Hall and the rabid clowns of Cassandra's Labyrinth of Terror (something you might want to avoid if you have a fear of clowns), the illusions, special effects and animatronics are hairier, scarier and more electrifying than ever before.
On a happier note, when Scott's mom realizes there's something evil going on she tells Scott to do whatever he can to help, which I guess means she's accepted her hairier son just the way he is.
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Hairier skin may be the key to avoid being bitten by bed bugs, a new study has claimed.
The duo, who have worked together for the past nine years on various pantos and the Royal Court's Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels, warned families to expect many surprises and bring a brolly - with Francis, the hairier of the sisters, warning: "Male viewers should beware the front row - Wilhelmina's on the prowl for a husband
New EP The Good Life, out now on Birdman Records, proves that there's always going to be a place in music for hairy men playing even hairier guitar solos and yowling their hearts out about how they need someone to ring their bells and so on.
10pm Jim Carrey's rubber face may be obscured by another larger, greener, hairier face in this film version of the Dr Seuss classic, but there's no mistaking his brand of pratfalls in this deliciously dark look at the foibles that beset even the best of us at Christmas time.
Oliver Platt's badgertufted chest might be a less welcome sight, even for women who like their men on the older, plumper, hairier side.
It seems the hairier sex can't resist a wee look when their wives say 'God I know exactly what she means' as we share the universal joy of living with the lesser-spotted, often annoying Scots male.
Her negative perception of the hairier of the species is enforced by the arrival of guest commentator Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), and sleazy comments at their first meeting set the tone for the film.
I think they look really funny and resemble a smaller hairier Bailey.
At what age did you discover you were hairier than most?
Unfortunately for Gethin, his encounters with danger have led to arguably much hairier moments than those enjoyed by his namesake.