a twinkle in someone's eye

a twinkle (or gleam) in someone's eye something that is as yet no more than an idea or dream.
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  • a twinkle in someone's eye — a twinkle (or gleam) in someone s eye something that is as yet no more than an idea or dream not every gleam in a grocer s eye becomes a store …   Useful english dictionary

  • a gleam in someone's eye — Ⅰ. ► a gleam in someone s eye see EYE(Cf. ↑eyed). Main Entry: ↑gleam Ⅱ. ► a twinkle (or gleam) in someone s eye something that is as yet no more than an idea or dream. Main Entry: ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • a twinkle (or gleam) in someone's eye — something that is as yet no more than an idea. → eye …   English new terms dictionary

  • eye — ► NOUN 1) the organ of sight in humans and animals. 2) a rounded eye like marking on an animal or bird. 3) a round, dark spot on a potato from which a new shoot grows. 4) the small hole in a needle through which the thread is passed. 5) a small… …   English terms dictionary

  • eye — noun 1》 the organ of sight in humans or other animals.     ↘a person s attitude or feelings: to European eyes, the city seems overcrowded. 2》 a rounded eye like marking on an animal.     ↘a round, dark spot on a potato from which a new shoot can… …   English new terms dictionary

  • eye — n. organ of sight 1) to blink; close, shut; open; roll; squint one s eyes 2) to drop, lower; lift, raise one s eyes 3) to rest; strain one s eyes 4) to lay, set one s eyes on smt. ( to see smt. ) 5) to keep one s eyes open, peeled (esp. AE),… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • eye — 1 /aI/ noun (C) BODY PART 1 one of the two parts of the body that people and animals use to see: Annie has blue eyes. | Close your eyes and count to ten. 2 blue eyed/one eyed/bright eyed/wide eyed etc having blue eyes, one eye, bright eyes, eyes… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • twinkle — 1 verb (I) 1 if a star or light twinkles, it shines in the dark, quickly changing from bright to faint: The lights of the town twinkled below us. 2 if someone s eyes twinkle, they have a cheerful expression (+ with): Don s eyes twinkled with… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • twinkle — twin|kle1 [ˈtwıŋkəl] v [: Old English; Origin: twinclian] 1.) if a star or light twinkles, it shines in the dark with an unsteady light ▪ stars twinkling in the sky ▪ I saw lights twinkling in the little town below us. 2.) if someone s eyes… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • when (someone) was a (mere) twinkle in (their) father's eye — humorous at a time before someone was born. All this happened a very long time ago, when you were a mere twinkle in your father s eye …   New idioms dictionary

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