look at (one) cross-eyed

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look at (one) cross-eyed

To glance at one in a threatening, insolent, or contemptuous manner. Usually used hypothetically. You're on thin ice, Jim—from here on out, if you so much as look at me cross-eyed, I'll have you fired so fast it will make your head spin.
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look at someone cross-eyed

Fig. to merely appear to question, threaten, or mock someone. (Often in the negative.) You had better be on your best behavior around Tony. Don't even look at him cross-eyed! If you so much as look at me cross-eyed, I will send you to your room.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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