Gleam in the eye



noun phrase

A potential child; a passionate impulse with portent: At that time he wasn’t even born, wasn’t even a gleam in his father’s eye/ Your weight was genetically programmed when you were only a glimmer in your parents’ eye/ No, I was not even a twinkle in my mother’s eye (1940s+)

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