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gimlet eye

noun
1.
a sharp or piercing glance.
2.
an eye that appears to give a sharp or piercing look.
Origin of gimlet eye
1815-1825
1815-25
Related forms
gimlet-eyed, adjective
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  • He had a gimlet-eye and a hawklike face, and was professionally brusk and brutally frank.

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