Murdoch was known to personally track all of the editorial budgets with a gimlet eye.
However, with the gimlet eyes of a new blogger, I detect ominous portents of change.
There are reasons, in other words, for hard-shell conservatives to give him the gimlet eye.
boring-tool, mid-14c., gymbelette, from Anglo-French guimbelet (French gibelet), perhaps from Middle Dutch wimmelkijn (with substitute of French diminutive suffix), diminutive of wimmel "auger, drill." The meaning "cocktail made with gin or vodka and lime juice" is first attested 1928, presumably from its "penetrating" effects on the drinker.