cut one eyeteeth
of the upper jaw: so named from its position under the
cut one's eyeteeth,
to gain sophistication or experience; become worldly-wise.
cut one's eyeteeth on
. to be initiated or gain one's first experience in (a career, hobby, skill, etc.).
give one's eyeteeth,
to give something one considers very precious, usually in exchange for an object or situation one desires:
She would give her eyeteeth for that job.
either of the two canine teeth in the upper jaw
give one's eyeteeth for
to go to any lengths to achieve or obtain (something):
I'd give my eyeteeth for a radio as good as that
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A canine tooth of the upper jaw.
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