when (one) was a twinkle in (one's) daddy's eye

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when (one) was a twinkle in (one's) daddy's eye

At or before one was born. I never knew my grandparents—they died when I was a twinkle in my daddy's eye. I was editing this newspaper when you were just a twinkle in your daddy's eye, so don't presume to lecture me on proper grammar!
See also: eye, twinkle
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